At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson continues to push the boundaries of design. While his men’s collection last June exalted nature and technology in a tender and disturbing way, his women’s collection takes the same direction. It was inspired by nature, and more precisely, by a flower: the anthurium, which we find in a monumental version in fiberglass, erected in the center of the Republican Guard where the show took place.
Models emerged wearing various sizes and shapes of the flower, “a product of nature that looks like an object of design, and treated as such”, according to the press release, whether as a bib, bra or as an embellishment on cocktail dresses and spring evening gowns – some life-size and covering the breasts; others serving as the whole bodice.
Elsewhere, there were tight polo shirts that flared out into brief baby-doll dresses, shearling bombers, skin-tight or trapeze, oversized fleece sweaters, ceramic garments, and aviator jackets paired with tubular knit-lined tops.
And, since a Loewe show would never be complete without its array of extravagant footwear, the designer offered a new version of his balloon heels, but also sandals adorned with petals of arum, or large pumps.