When you have a bag as beloved as the Loewe Puzzle bag, sometimes the slightest change can be the most impactful. This season, the Puzzle is reimagined in solid monochromatic colors, from the leather panels to the hardware, to offer an innovative, dynamic, striking take on the bag that already holds the hearts of handbag lovers. This is the Loewe Solid Puzzle, and the experimentation of color and form comes to life in various colors.
The Puzzle Bag is a staple for the house of Loewe, a bag that is easily recognizable and highly regarded amongst the handbag elite. This is Creative Director Jonathan Anderson’s new vision of the Puzzle Bag, a pared-back way of looking at the bag. This bag speaks for itself as is and, in this rendition, removes anything that would detract while allowing you to focus on the initial idea of the bag and design.
The Puzzle Bag received its name from its design, in which each piece of leather comes together to form an interesting pattern meant to emulate that of puzzle pieces in a geometric and distinctive design. The leather on these bags offers structure while also being extremely smooth, with a satin-like finish.
The Loewe Solid Puzzle is a play on color theory that perfectly suits the Puzzle bag. Because of this conceptual approach, the idea of the bag stands out as the focal point, and the array of colors Loewe offers suits this design well, including orange, vintage khaki, aquamarine, black, pecan, and scuba blue.
The bags are offered in two sizes: Mini and Small, both of which have been given the all-over tonal treatment. From the hardware to the detachable strap embossed with the Loewe name on one side and Anagrams on the reverse, the color you choose is seen in every aspect of the bag itself.
Speaking of the detachable strap, there is also the Donut Chain, a chain strap in varnished metal with a hook fastening that lends an even more fashionable touch. The Puzzle can be carried over the shoulder, crossbody, by the top handles, or clutch carried, making it quite a versatile bag. The zip closure with calfskin pulls leads to the interior, where you’ll find tone-on-tone herringbone cotton canvas lining and an internal slip pocket. Alongside the back of the bag, there is an exterior rear pocket, which I always use for valet tickets or some cash.
While our bags are intended to be functional, they are also meant to invoke a feeling within us, and there is power in a single, clear tone. Jonathan Anderson’s vision under Loewe invokes playfulness with its collections, and Fall Winter 2022 is no different. This collection melds over-the-top elements on Ready-To-Wear and shoes, like very unexpected balloons, with other sharp and vibrant elements.
One thing is certain: these new monochromatic versions of the Puzzle Bag will seamlessly integrate into your bag repertoire, garnering attention for all the right reasons.