Loewe Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 30, 2016
Set to a video backdrop depicting blue barrels floating at sea, punctuated with men swimming them ashore, Jonathan Anderson called for a slowing down of the fashion system as we know it—reflected in the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall at Loewe.
Now two years in, Anderson, who also maintains his eponymous label, presented a collection that was, in keeping with the aesthetic of the relaxed Spanish brand, organic and raw—but no less desirable. Leather has always been at the forefront of Loewe, and this time around that came through in the whip-stitched leather pieces with their yarns left dangling, not to mention the raw seams cascading down dresses. Literally, they were expressed with an oversized bag accompanying every exit; Loewe bags are quickly gaining momentum, so strike while the fire is hot, no? The carpet patterned and glossy versions were terrific.
Accessorized with gold calla lily jewelry adorned at the wrists, ankles and ribcage, the above mentioned splashing of the waterscape served to add a waterlogged portrait onto the scarf-point skirts and sinuous sleeves and ruffles that bore a figurative resemblance to seaweed.