Loewe reworks classic utility wear for Fall/Winter 2017

  • By Belda Chung

Jonathan Anderson is a revolutionary in his own right, charting new creative territories with Loewe by combining his subversive sensibility with the handmade values of the Spanish leather goods brand.

For Autumn/Winter 2017, he stages a coup on workman stereotypes by reconstructing traditional utility wear: a striped fisherman jumper becomes heavily tasselled, an all-black leather apron polo shirt gains a fetishistic bent, an overcoat is sewn together from multiple rainbow leather panels. The revolt continues with propaganda-inspired fictional newspaper (“The Loewe Street Journal”) and “Past Present Future” prints, while mayhem erupts in the artful patching and appliqués, mismatched and superimposed tartans, and multifarious whimsical knick-knacks that litter the looks.

The entire collection is shot at a former electricity plant and in the subterranean home-studio of radical architect Fernando Higueras, and will be documented in a hardcover publication as per previous seasons.