While the unexpected creative coupling of Loewe, a nearly two-century-old Spanish luxury house, and 30-year-old London-based designer Jonathan Anderson, ignited a fashion world frenzy, two years into his appointment as the brand’s creative director, Anderson, known for his gender-fluid, idiosyncratic designs, has found his place; tastefully merging elements of the historical luxury brand with his unmistakable, individualistic charm.
Posted October 7th, 2018By
Anderson’s vision for Loewe’s fall/winter 2015 collection was a futuristic yet classic homage to the 1980s. The show’s 35, tightly edited looks embodied a harmonious symbiosis of Anderson’s youthful design language and archetypal elements of the historic luxury house. Tweed trousers, chunky knits and oversized leather outerwear were standout garments from the show’s powerful opening sequence, which transitioned fluidly into monochromatic, pastel looks fished with long jackets, reminiscent of laboratory coats. Glossy reds were met with cooler shades of browns, greys, and creams, while textural contrasts fulfilled the eye in a manner similar patterns – an airy, pleated lamé dress paired with heavy pants, and soft, suede skirts finished with hypnotizing, geometric lines.
The brand’s ever popular ‘puzzle bag’, which Anderson introduced upon his arrival at the house, added a welcomed familiarity to the runway, rendered in bold, 1980s-era color-ways. The show’s knee-high leather boots were embellished with glossy racing stripes, while the collection’s bright, geometric linked belts paid homage to Loewe’s iconic leather accessories in an updated fashion; a cohesive collection honoring the historic brand through the undeniably modern eye of Jonathan Anderson.