“Neurotic, psychedelic, completely hysterical”. Discover LOEWE Spring Summer 2022 collection revealed on Friday, October 1rd, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. This season, Creative Director Jonathan Anderson looks at the mannerist, hysterical world of Renaissance painter Pontormo for the inspiration. Exploring notions of draping, sculpting and colour by way of torsions, diversions and distortions, the collection is an experimental statement that opens a new chapter for the brand.
The new beginning becomes a renaissance of sorts. JW Anderson plays with the vertical lines, twisting and turning the silhouette. Long dresses protrude in unexpected places, metal plates are integrated into coats and dresses, drawing an altered body, augmenting the reality of dressing into another dimension. Capes like wings define erotic manga characters, while draped elements hang, fall, turn all over. Denim, too, is treated in sculptural ways, while sequins and flounces are a moment of shimmer and flutter. Long dresses emanate from torsos cast in resin. Reduction is the byword: silhouettes are divided in chapters, building up moments that add nuance to a vision of the now.
Anderson adds a 3D metal wire elements underneath the dresses, pairing them with the trench coats, draped tops, and leggings. Giant trousers and blousons; twisted denim jackets and skirts. Sequin slip dresses with flounces. Sequin miniskirts and jumpers. Elongated sleeves and culottes. Revealing holes and slits
New archetypes are defined. A collection that asks to be seen flowing in movement, as experimentation unfolds on living bodies in a real space. – from LOEWE.