LOEWE: PARIS FASHION WEEK S/S 2015, BACKSTAGE GIRLS
'He made it look easy' would be the best way to describe J.W. Anderson's debut outing at Loewe. We're not just talking in terms of the resounding success it's been hailed- as he's managed to tread just the right line between a respect for the houses history, and a need to create something fundamentally modern- that's somehow still within his own visual language. We're also talking about the clothes themselves. There was a resounding effort towards softness in this collection- making amazing use of the beautifully supple leathers the house is known for. In fact, Anderson managed a lightness with the material, adding a commercially viable element within the fact these items will be fought over wildly for editorial call-ins. Punctuating the ease there was also a measured hardness, as judo style belts jutted out from the body, and robust, more traditional looking bags were carried by models sides. The collections palette was treated similarly, with a focus on earthier tones broken suddenly by searing brights. We can only apologise for the delay in posting this, but if you hadn't heard-select pieces from this collection were made available at stores within hours of it's showing. We're not kidding- we've a beautifully wrapped little present from ourselves to ourselves, waiting back at the hotel. Ok, maybe more than one.
Photographer: Jason Lloyd-Evans
By Vincent Levy