Loewe seems to be one of the favourite subjects of the Girl’s Corner, lately, given the recent opening of the first italian flagship store in Rome at the beginning of May, and the new capsule collection with French “enfant terrible” Comme des Garcons. The collaboration builds upon that feeling for renovation that has characterised the approach of the creative director of the spanish brand, Stuart Vevers that we talked about recently.
Junya Watanabe has restyled and interpreted some of Loewe’s classics, such as the Amazona bag or the leather jacket, in her own personal, distinguished and irreverent style: the bag is now a patchwork of fabrics, the jacket has been paired with sartorial skirts in japanese denim, tartan and tulle, and she has inserted a touch her signature prints, polka dot and sailor stripes.
The dialogue between styles was also a dialogue between techniques: Watanabe has stated that a fundamental role in choosing Loewe as a partner was played by the brand’s know-how, the ability and refinement of its artisanal work and the supreme quality of its leathers.
The collection, presented in Tokyo the 21st of May, will be very exclusive: the pieces will be sold in only 40 stores all over the world, including the amazing Dover Street Market in London and Jeffreys in New York.
I really liked this injection of punk attitude in the classical Loewe’s style, I feel that these are playful, easy and urban clothes, wearable both by punkers and by those that are so not fan of the renewed interest in punk style- maybe the incredible exhibition of the New York’s Metropolitan Museum “Punk: Chaos to Couture” is to “blame”? (By the way, if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, go check it out!)