Pushing the boundaries of design is all in a day’s work for Loewe’s Creative Director, Jonathan Anderson. But this isn’t confined to the realm of fashion. The fabric obsessive and his team literally crossed continents to seek out myriad artisanal textile production methods and ateliers to collaborate with for the brand’s fourth showcase at Salone lone del Mobile in Milan, the world’s largest t furniture and design fair. All the way from India ndia is a ribbon hand-embroidery technique ue that’s been applied on blankets and totes; es; while exquisitely hand-painted silk from Japan serve as alternative wall art, standing out ut alongside large-scale tapestries featuring images mages of various origins, all woven at a French nch atelier known for fusing traditional craftsmanship manship with of-the-moment digital methods. ods. This 2018 initiative reaffirms Loewe’s commitment ommitment to preserve and honour craft, with h proceeds going to charities that promote women’s omen’s education in minority communities s and traditional craft around the world.
Ethnic textures and artisanal techniques form Loewe’s 2018 craft collection
The collection features vivid blankets and tapestries One of the specially commissioned tote bags
An Indian craftsman specialising in ribbon embroidery technique