The Lightness of Being
BRITISH DESIGNER JONATHAN ANDERSON’S DEBUT COLLECTION FOR LOEWE MARKS A RETURN TO THE MAISON’S ROOTS IN REFINED AND EXCEPTIONAL LEATHER PIECES
To say Jonathan Anderson’s inaugural womenswear collection for the Spanish atelier was highly anticipated would be a big understatement. The newly appointed creative director teased fashion aficionados with a redesign of the Loewe logo, a campaign depicting accessories next to vintage Steven Meisel images, a stellar new menswear collection and a reintroduction of the house’s most recognisable bags, the Amazona and the Flamenco—and this was all done before the revelation of his women’s ready-to-wear collection.
A sophisticated sense of ease and softness was injected into the collection, as the clothes, in the house’s signature leather (crafted, woven or dyed), were pieced together in a strikingly modern treatment. Loose-fitting, woven linens and raw silks also incorporated an additional sense of tactility and fluidity. A motif throughout the show was leather trousers—baggy, slung just below the navel and fastened with an obi belt.