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Design and
Craftsmanship

Among its main goals, the Loewe Foundation was established to boost design knowledge and analysis. The Foundation views design not only as fashion but as the result of craftsmanship, beauty and function.

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Exhibitions

Loewe has organized exhibitions all over the world on scarves, colour and other design-related subjects.

To celebrate Loewe´s 150th anniversary, it organized an exhibition entitled Tiempos de un Mito (A Legend and its Times) . The show travelled to Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, displaying Loewe´s legacy through time.

In 1998 the Foundation showed at the Granada Festival an exhibition of 19th and 20th century Manila shawls. The exhibition, entitled El Mantón de Manila, was co-sponsored by the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation and the Caja de Granada Foundation and was held again the following year at Madrid´s Museo Municipal.

To celebrate Loewe´s 160th anniversary, the House presented Take Me With You at Madrid´s Círculo de Bellas Artes in 2006. This singular show displayed twenty artists´ interpretations of the handbag, Loewe´s most celebrated creation.

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Education

The Foundation has promoted the creation of the special programme of Fashion Design in Leather, at the Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda, part of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The Foundation also contributes to the Executive MBA at the ISEM -Fashion Business School- and the Communication and Fashion Masters degree at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid. The Foundation promoted André Ricard´s Design Workshop at the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid in 1993. It was also behind a series of conferences on culture and philosophy, which were led by Manuel Sánchez Cuesta

(Cinco visiones de hombre, in 1993), or Salvador Paniker, Javier Sádaba and Carlos García Gual (Oriente y Occidente , in 1995), among others.

In 2007 Loewe established theCrea-Lo Award to strengthen design studies in Spain. The Award aimed to enrich young designers´ education through internships at Loewe.

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