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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

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