LOEWE collaborates with master basket weaver Joe Hogan
Joe Hogan is an Irish basketmaker and finalist at the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018. LOEWE and creative director Jonathan Anderson´s admiration of his craft skill was confirmed when his distinctive woven baskets were selected to appoint one of the rooms at the Spring Summer 2019 show in Paris.
Weaving baskets since 1978, Hogan embraces established traditions as a starting point to explore new techniques and designs, whilst the colours of his native landscape around his homeland of Loch na Fooey have profoundly impacted his style.
Joe Hogan’s influence becomes apparent across the SS19 accessories collection, as Puzzle appears in woven calfskin and the Gate bag is thatched in straw. The plaited Kite bag cascades with leather fringe, and new baskets explore floral raffia in natural and multicoloured weaves.