The stage was set before you entered the building for the Loewe Spring 2019 show. Set in the backdrop of the Unesco Paris HQ a mid-century modern concrete slab suspended on gravity defiant architectural legs, Alexander Calder sculptures adorning the gardens and all .. tres bien.
This was my second very honourable invitation to a Loewe show and not only was the location so good but as you walked in, you were greeted with swirling burnt orange car wash thingy-majigs, art works by artist Joe Hogan and strategic placed record players strewn across the floor spinning hand made objects and an occasional sleepy jazz track for good measure.
This season Jonathan Anderson was quoted in reference to the show as an “Idea about people walking through a gallery space who are individuals but connected by a common thread.” and the connection was not only there but was literally moving.
Soft floaty dresses accented with broderie anglais, cobwebby knits woven with exaggerated proportions and tailoring in the form of suiting were just some of the highlights from the collection. In a time when there is so much uncertainty in the industry it’s refreshing to see a designer at the helm of such an iconic fashion brand taking things to the next level.
Thank you Jonathan for such an incredible experience and for celebrating all that is beautiful and textured