Wearing Loewe on the red carpet means making a statement. The Spanish brand, best known for its artisanal and artistic approach to fashion, offers deconstructed dresses more objects that #OOTD. They make industry insiders’ hearts soar and the average person’s nose crinkle in confusion. But the best kind of fashion – real fashion – still divides.
Creative Director Jonathan Anderson’s wildly creative and conceptual pieces are uncompromising, but also highly coveted – a difficult balance to strike. No other brand, for example, came close to Loewe’s A-line dress with a car inside the hem for Fall/Winter 2022. Nor did its artful gold bib dresses for Spring/Summer 2022 which read like armor. Made in surprisingly easy fabrications, like cotton jersey, Anderson’s mission is always to “elevate the normal” and, above all, to make people want to wear it.
Its cerebral blend of surreal style and exquisite craftsmanship appeals to women who want more from a dress than, well, just a dress. Especially after the past two years, which naturally prompted Anderson to experiment, rather than languish in sweatpants. Emma Corrin, who has quickly become a fearless fashion plaque to watch thanks to her work with stylist Harry Lambert, was front and center for Anderson’s runway-fresh balloon dress, with, yes, popping balloons all over and a built-in deflated balloon bra. “This one’s for the gays!” said Harry of his client’s cheeky and campy mesh dress which looked deliciously quirky amongst the theater crowd at the Olivier Awards.
That same week, Tessa Thompson did Loewe’s turquoise sequin asymmetrical miniskirt with a bobbly knit and a pair of rose-embellished heels. She joined Daisy Edgar-Jones and Chloë Sevigny in snagging the instantly cult mules, which also come with eggshells or lipstick as heels, and turn into something spectacular for your bookshelf when they’re not. not used. Flagship accessories don’t get more witty this season.