If you haven’t yet seen the video clips from Loewe’s spring 2023 show, stop what you’re doing and be prepare to be wowed. Jonathon Anderson continues to hone in on his stripped-down design vision in this post-pandemic era, and this season he was so clearly inspired by nature. There is a focus on lines, color, and shapes made apparent in the stunning pleats and angular shapes seen on dresses designed with a precise vision.
Even still, everyday pieces like leather jackets, shirts, chinos, and denim are contrasted throughout the collection, though they are given a new silhouette. Some pieces are shrunken, others are padded and elongated, and it’s with this collection that Anderson continues to push the limits through his exploration of design. And these designs were all inspired by the anthurium flower, described in the show notes as “a product of nature that looks like an object of design, and treated as such.”
Introducing the Paseo Bag
Anderson’s commitment to the Loewe heritage of leathercraft remains a focus with the introduction of a new silhouette this season. A soft, elongated leather carryall with gorgeous pleats and exaggerated knotted handles, the Paseo Bag makes its debut for Spring 2023. Shown in 3 sizes and an array of colors from neutrals to pastel purple, some versions were adorned with a small flower.
The Puffer Goya bag appeared on the runway this season too, continuing its play on volume. Shown in plush velvet or maxi leather quilting, it sits alongside floral versions of the iconic Puzzle and Flamenco bags. RTW aside, this collection of bags is mostly wearable with simple shapes and Loewe icons showcasing the brand’s history.
Get a backstage look at the bags below, images courtesy of Loewe.