A pristine sanctuary comprises the set for the LOEWE Women’s Spring Summer 2020 show in Paris. A rich cream carpet, potted pampas grass and monolithic amethyst geodes are framed by undulating curtains of varying opacity.
Designed by Jonathan Anderson, the collection alludes to a patrician elegance, where extremes of femininity and luxury are pushed to ethereal heights. Razor sharp statements of LOEWE craft and meticulous construction go hand in hand with plays on suspense, intimacy and control, deconstructing elements of boudoir vocabulary.
New pannier shapes are crafted in geometric, guipure, Chantilly and marguerite lace. Circular macramé, organdie bows and pin-tucked voile create precious artisanal transparencies. Framing the handkerchief hemline of dresses and skirts, neat tailoring and bonded trenches cascade in ruffled volumes. The form of a cape expands from knitted shrugs to a billowing poncho coat with extravagant sleeves. Delicate overlays of fringing, pearls and wooden beading fall off bared shoulders.
The LOEWE accessories collection introduces the Balloon bag: a sculpted drawstring bucket style in three sizes, crafted in refined materials like smooth calfskin, crochet raffia and classic canvas. The classic Heel pouch is resized as a minaudière in exotic skins such as lizard and crocodile, decorated with fancy trims from marabou and fringed tassels to a crystal hibiscus brooch.