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Show-on-the-Wall

We present the SS21 women’s collection as a Show-on-the-Wall – a set of different elements to be individually assembled by the recipient in lifesize on a wall. An agenda of digital content – from walk-throughs of the collection by Jonathan Anderson to art films and documentaries – will be streaming through the show day on Friday 2 October on Instagram and YouTube.

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The contents of the Show-on-the-Wa

Posters featuring the looks and accessories arrive in an oversized artist’s portfolio, one of its faces screenprinted with a previously Steven Meisel image from Vogue Italia 1999.

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Wallpaper

Accompanied with a canvas tool bag containing a roll of wallpaper designed by artist Anthea Hamilton, a roll of wallpaper borders depicting all the looks from the collection, wallpaper glue, a brush, scissors and gloves, all carrying the LOEWE logo. 

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The posters
Sixteen life-size posters depict expressive characters, each wearing a look from the collection, and one still life arrangement of accessories.
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The collection

A sculptural extremization of fashion, magnified in all its theatricality, the SS21 women’s collection is described by Jonathan Anderson as a story of dramatic silhouettes exploring the craft of pattern making.

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The accessories

New shapes including Square basket and Shell bag join icons Flamenco, Balloon and Hammock mini, recalibrated in fresh colours and fabrics, with shoes in coordinating two-tone combinations. Nature-inspired jewellery is crafted in collaboration with Alice-Andrea Ewing from Pomarius.

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Shoes
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The details

Spiralling flaps. Balloon sleeves, balloon skirts. Crinolines. Neckerchief hems. Hoops. Giant knots. Roundness that gets bigger and bigger. A sense of elongation. Immaculate tailoring counterbalances feats of showmanship.

The documentary

Artist and Director Ayo Akingbade directed ‘Akimbo Stylee’, a film on Anthea Hamilton, the British artist who created the art piece for the Show-on-the-Wall. Featuring art historian and commentator Dr James Fox.

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The artist: Anthea Hamilton

Long term collaborator artist Anthea Hamilton makes striking, witty work that spans a rich variety of media from sculpture to film and performance.

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The collaboration

'Sr Jeanne Wavy Boots w. Gazanias and Snails' (2020) is a wallpaper by artist Anthea Hamilton created for the LOEWE SS21 Show-on-the-Wall, which serves as the pivotal art piece of the show.