Wardrobes in need of a cheering up? Of moods in general? Loewe’s Fall/Winter 2021 runway collection is the cure you’ve been looking for.
The minimalistic, simple lines of a traditional Loewe this is not. Instead, the Spanish House’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection travels a different route from its distinctly pared-back ethos with an explosion of bright and brighter palettes and head-turning prints, all with an optimistic celebration of pure, unapologetic fun. “Colour therapy” is what creative director Jonathan Anderson has referred it as. This is just not a season for monochromatic winter neutrals.
It’s a much-needed getaway, visually and viscerally. An escape in a time we physically cannot. It’s an optimistic look-ahead into a future where dressing up is set and geared for rambunctious evenings, and being out doing things — enjoying friends — in general. There’s neon-bright saturations and technicolour splatters. Unexpected, eccentric shapes and sculptural drapes and folds. It’s sartorial excitement in the best way, making the deep dive into everyday wardrobes interesting again.
Loewe’s laid-back languidness — silhouettes reserved for elevated comfort — remain, save a sprinkling of looks that juxtapose the sinuous with the structure: a cinched-in moment with a wide corset belt, a slick, razor-sharp edge from a leather-lined lapel. In some ways, it’s an apt retelling of current moods: whimsical and uncertainty but with a welcomed — yearned for, even — touch of order. Some of our most favourite pieces include a jet-black suit bordered by oversized cushion tassel is soft baby pink (Look 22); a neat shirt dress layered with colourful ribbons that dart arbitrarily across the white pristine canvas, going so far to dip and dangle off the edge (Look 43); and buckle-like shapes most akin to bejewelled shoe-clips, magnified and strung between gathered folds of a fluid dresses (Look 19).
Sure, the runway show may be cancelled, as headlined across a newspaper presentation that served in place for Loewe’s absolutely ingenious Fall/Winter 2021 presentation, but the collection pieces are very much a mood-boosting range that we’re sure to love to want in the upcoming season. Colour your new season wishlist with the full collection here:
More information on Loewe’s ‘A Show in the News’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection can be found here.