Mix & Match
Loewe, in the last three years at least, is not a house for simplicity; under Jonathan Anderson it is a house that curates mixed canvases, patchworking a vast source of references and, for AW17, multiple fabric options. Near exclusively taking the frock form, here black leather and suede meet spots and frills, stripes give up space for lace, and checks are pleated or accompanied by striped cardigans.
Doing It, Doing It Well
Before there was Jonathan Anderson there was leather, and the Spanish house, under Anderson’s creative direction, is not about to let you forget it. Tapping its mainstay by way of prominent black riding boots, an army of handbags, and curiously cut jackets – by which we mean composed of leather and a secondary fabric with no clean merger – Loewe’s leather offering was as plentiful as it was aesthetically impressive. And that’s without mention of the full look forest coloured ensemble…
Founded in Madrid, presented in Paris and with an Irish born London based designer in the top spot, Loewe, like many of its contemporaries, is a properly international brand (without inspection its stockist list no doubt furthers the equation). This season it added a hint of Scandinavian joy to proceedings, with Nordic inspired knitwear branded with those key five letters.