September 30, 2012

Amazing Artisanal Craftsmanship In The Loewe S/S 2013 Show

Inspired by the life of Gala Dalí, the wife and muse of painter Salvador Dalí, Stuart Vevers created for Loewe a collection in which the contrast between masculine and feminine juxtaposed over the one between royal and rural, and within which, the designer carefully explored the traditional Spanish technique.

Leather and suede were the fabrics that stood at the base of the collection. They were treated with special chemicals, cut into strips, sewn back together, embroided and laser-cut, until they were brought to their most feminine stage.

Punctuated with ruby-red lips and severe chignons, the looks from the Loewe Spring/Summer 2013 show brought to attention the fine craftsmanship of the house’s artisans, especially since not one of the entire collection’s pieces weighed over 400 grams.

Photos courtesy of: vogue.com, style.com