LOEWE has a rich legacy of craftsmanship dating back to its beginnings as a leathermaking collective and has long valued artisanal techniques in its approach to design and manufacture. Based out of LOEWE’s main atelier in Madrid, our master artisans combine traditional techniques with new technologies and modern ways of thinking. They are constantly exploring the combination of forms and materials in LOEWE´s ongoing quest to define modernity and desirability as manifested through fashion and leather goods.
For the LOEWE Baskets collection, our master artisans have applied basket making and weaving techniques to our existing products, including the iconic Gate bag. It has rapidly ascended to become one of the house´s star products and its distinctive half-moon silhouette has been enhanced with a Soft Calfskin weave around its frame. The chunky strips of leather add a woven dimension of texture and shadow to the body of the bag, in keeping with the basketry techniques of the exhibition.