The LOEWE Fall Winter 2020/ 2021 Womenswear show is an exploration of silhouette and texture, looking for new ways to work with craft.
The pleasure of couture jolliness happens in a surreal context.
Unveiled at Maison de l’UNESCO in Paris, this new Loewe FW 2020 collection is about the pleasure of playing with fashion. Looking at the past to project into the future, creative director Jonathan Anderson feeds on both the austereness and pomp of Spanish iconography to conceive exaggerated shapes.
Volumes are extreme, suspended, dropped and engineered. The juxtapositions of textures are extremized in amalgamations of coarseness and shine, opulence and utilitarianism, wools and brocades, sturdy cottons and jacquard silks, solid surfaces and bold patterns.
Loewe – an exploration of ready-to-wear’s frontiers.
Loewe Creative Director Jonathan Anderson looks for new ways to fuse the diversity of craft and ready-to-wear.
Ceramic pieces by Takuro Kawata – who was awarded a special mention at the 2018 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize – are incorporated onto dresses and the drawstrings of Flamenco clutches. The Fall Winter 2020 -2021 collection illustrates a desire for playfulness, audacity and creativity.
The Hammock tote combines suede and calf, while bejeweled shoe clips add a regal touch to pumps and sneakers, creating a certain harmony to the majesty of the silhouettes.
Takuro Kuwata is a Japanese ceramicist and recipient of a ‘special mention’ at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2018.
His work is characterized by formal instability, an ambivalent relationship with tradition and intensely personal use of colour. For this runway collection, Kuwata handcrafted ceramic adornments that have been incorporated onto dresses and the drawstring of Flamenco clutches.
The irregularly shaped and solid earthen pieces are placed in a playful dialogue with the sculptural drapes of the dresses and soft structured silhouettes of the clutches. The juxtaposition reframes the Flamenco’s origins as a lightweight sinuous alternative to the bulky and heavy bags that were popular during the eighties.