Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills celebrates latest Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Collection with immersive in-store activations

Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. Courtesy of John Daniel Powers.

Neiman Marcus, in part of an ongoing collaboration with Spanish fashion house Loewe, announces the second iteration of the Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza pop-up exclusively at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. The pop-up experience, aptly named La Playa, features the latest capsule collection of Balearic staples alongside artful activations such as a complimentary nail art station and specially curated cocktails.

Our customers are ready to travel again this summer, have fun with shopping experiences, and express joy in their personal style. As we continue our special partnership with Loewe, we are creating an exciting, exclusive Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza immersive installation that gives them the opportunity to explore the carefree playfulness of summer in Ibiza. We always look to innovate the ways in which we engage with our customers, and the vibrant ready-to-wear and accessories from this collection transport our Beverly Hills store visitors all the way to Spain through the one-of-a-kind La Playa experience.

Lana Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus

The La Playa experience at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills nods to Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza’s signature fun and lively culture by featuring a curated selection of vinyl records with 100% of the proceeds benefitting The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Customers can also enjoy a complimentary manicure and nail station offering original artwork, custom cocktails at the Bar on 4, and opportunities for exclusive one-on-one shopping experiences with style advisors.

Inspired by the endless party that is associated with Ibiza’s identity, the new Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza collection is full of vibrancy for a colorful take on easy-to-wear staples. With an emphasis on personal freedom, liberation, hedonism, and sensuality, the gender-neutral assortment features ready-to-wear, accessories including new degrade leather on the iconic Puzzle, as well as two new handbags – the Anagram Degrade Basket Tote and the Flamenco Petal Clutch – exclusively available at Neiman Marcus first. Paula’s Ibiza pieces are adorned with feisty and playful prints, made with artisanal fabrics crafted in Japan, featuring colorful overdying on faded denim and crocheted elements. Dresses and tops are sparkling with all-over sequins, and relaxed shirts are made of silk. For accessories, the collection features small leather goods with marquetry cocktail motifs, sunglasses, hats, charms, and jewelry, with an emphasis on woven straw and raffia textures.

The experience at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills runs May 5 – 23, and the pop-up runs at Neiman Marcus Atlanta from May 16 – 31. The collection is available now at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, select stores and on neimanmarcus.com. Come into the beautiful worlds of Loewe and Neiman Marcus.

Fusing exquisite craft with kaleidoscopicfantasy: Loewe x Spirited Away

Loewe’s latest collaboration with renowned animation house Studio Ghibli is inspired by their animated epic Spirited Away. The capsule collection brings the 2001 film’s whimsical characters and lyrical backdrops to life across signature Loewe bags, ready-to-wear and accessories.

Fusing exquisite craft with kaleidoscopicfantasy

Spirited Away’s iconic hand-drawn motifs are playfully rendered in Loewe’s signature handcrafted techniques: from leather marquetry, embroidery and appliquè, to jacquard, patchwork and print. For a playful finishing touch, explore the collection’s meticulously crafted small leather accessories, charms and scarves.

Purchases from the Loewe x Spirited Away collection will arrive in limited-edition packaging featuring the film’s iconic characters and motifs.

Limited stock available in selected Loewe boutiques and online at their website. Come into the beautiul world of Loewe.

Loewe’s Botanical Rainbow collection of fragrances

Celebrating the launch of their Botanical Rainbow collection of fragrances, Casa Loewe Tokyo Ginza hosts an exhibition of Ikebana in the style of Sofu Teshigahara, running until September 1.

The ‘Botanical Rainbow’ – a single flacon design in an eclectic array of colours – now unites all nine iconic families of fragrance by Loewe.

Summertime at Loewe’s Ibiza Boutique

It’s summer! Featuring the entire universe of the Loewe Paula’s Ibiza 2021 collection – with the Elephant basket bag – the Spanish fashion house seasonal store is now open in the heart of Ibiza Town: the iconic Marina Ibiza.

Featured artwork includes animal sculptures made from esparto grass by artisan Javier Sánchez Medina and colourful papier-mâché fruits and chillies by the craftspeople of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico.

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Ibiza Marina
Passeig Joan Carles I, 20

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Summertime at Loewe’s St. Tropez Boutique

It’s summer! To all women in the world. When you go this summer to St. Tropez, you múst vistit Loewe’s boutique. The Spanish fashionhouse seasonal store in St. Tropez is now open, featuring the Paula’s Ibiza 2021 collection – with the Elephant basket bag – and Fall Winter 2021 precollection.

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St. Tropez
23 Rue François Sibilli

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Loewe and Sotheby’s for Loewe Weaves project

Spanish luxury house Loewe has teamed with Sotheby’s auction house to showcase its commitment to craft through the Loewe Weaves project. The objects presented include artisan-embellished Galician chestnut roasters, bags and accessories for a unique collection that resonates with artisanal craftsmanship.

“Craft is one of my main interests: one that I’ve made central to Loewe’s identity,” says Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of the Spanish luxury house. Each project at Loewe is a way to explore a different aspect of craft. LOEWE Weaves explores the art of weaving, which can be employed as decoration or to build a structure. The main protagonist in the collection is a traditional handmade clay Chestnut roaster pot from Galicia. The holes punched – originally to allow the chestnuts to roast – have been re-appropriated by artists who experiment with different weaving techniques.

From May 1-12, Sotheby’s is exhibiting a selection of handmade pots created by master potter Antonio Pereira and reinterpreted by three artists: Arko (Japan), Min Chen (China) and Laia Arqueros (Spain). The works will enjoy an exceptional showcase in conjunction with Sotheby’s auctions of 20th and 21st century art. Loewe Weaves pieces will be sold at a fixed price on Sotheby’s Buy Now online marketplace from May 1. Loewe becomes the first major luxury fashion house to consign with the platform.

Each handmade pot becomes a canvas for international artists to explore a range of experimental weaving techniques, resulting in a collection that twists the functionality of these objects and gives the discarded materials new life.

Loewe also invited Spanish artisans Idoia Cuesta and Belen Martinez, as well as artisans from Loewe’s own ateliers, to experiment with over 80 chestnut roasters, giving free rein to their imaginations. Faithful to the myriad expressions of the art of weaving the artisans twisted and turned the function of the objects. The holes in the traditional roasters are braided or passed through with ribbons, leather strings, wool threads, straw or feathers, taking on new life. Some artists chose to glaze or paint the surface, while others left the clay untouched.

Each piece recounts a singular story, rewiring the initial function by playfully welcoming abstraction. Many of the materials that embellish the Loewe Weaves roasters are surplus from past Loewe collections. Reuse of excess materials to give them a new and vibrant life perfectly embodies the ethos of the Maison as summed up by Jonathan Anderson: “Authentic craft, for me, is sustainable.”

Loewe Weaves includes a collection of revisited iconic bags and accessories. Available from May 27 at loewe.com and selected stores, the Balloon bag is animated with a garland of flowers crafted from leather offcuts, while the Elephant bag is featured in woven raffia. “Across this whole project, I hope that what comes through is the liveliness and expansiveness of contemporary craft, as well as its playfulness. I am proud we have created singular objects that rewire function through decoration, and the other way round,” concludes Jonathan Anderson.

The main protagonist of Loewe Weaves is the chestnut roaster from Galicia: a series of handmade clay pots crafted by master potter Antonio Pereira (above).

In collaboration with Sotheby’s, selected chestnut roasters will be on display at the auction house’s New York galleries from 1– 12 May, and seven pieces will be available to purchase on the Sotheby’s Buy Now online marketplace.

The chestnut roasters are available in selected Loewe stores worldwide from 27 May. Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.

Hot off the press: A Show in the News

Read all about it: Spanish fashion house Loewe has presented its Fall/Winter 2021 womenswear collection titled ‘A Show In The News’. In a boundary-breaking (news) attempt to subvert the world of fashion as we know it today, the label’s creative director Jonathan Anderson continues his efforts to create paper-based shows by presenting the new FW21 collection in the most commonly-found media format there is, producing a supplement for newspapers that will feature in ‘Le Figaro’ and ‘Le Monde’ in France, ‘El Mundo’ of Spain, ‘The Times’ of London, ‘The New York Times’, and Japan’s ‘The Asahi Shimbun’.

Originally scheduled to take place today in Paris, the Loewe Fall Winter 2021 women’s runway show has been cancelled. Instead, the latest collection is presented as A Show in the News: a newspaper supplement that has been distributed in the world’s leading news titles.

It’s a response to a show that wasn’t meant to be thanks to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t halted Anderson’s creativity. Instead, it put a fire under his feet to create something millions will see, emblazoning the supplement with a bold headline reading ‘The Loewe Show Has Been Cancelled’ alongside a Loewe logo for the masthead.

Upon reading your supplement, you’ll find imagery captured by Fumiko Imano that sees Freja Beha Erichsen wearing the latest and greatest designs from Loewe’s FW21 collection. Bright, acrylic tones flood the collection alongside structured graphics, which sees billowing silhouettes become seemingly structured with their use of lines – in short, it’s all very Mondrian, very modern abstract art, and perfect for when you want to feel special when dressing up at home.

Featuring Freja Beha Erichsen and photographed by Fumiko Imano, the presentation is accompanied by an exclusive preview of best-selling author Danielle Steel’s latest novel The Affair.

Standouts from the ‘A Show In The News’ include the lead quilted look. Quilting takes pride of place in the collection, but it’s strongest in the green and white coat that’s fluid yet firm. The shapes (in this and in the entire collection) are curvaceous but structured, and with this coat, the dimensions are only accentuated by the colorful lines cutting through it.

Elsewhere, the Spanish fashion house presents complete contrasts that are still playful. For example, there’s a black riding coat and matching culottes that are decorated with gigantic pink tassels, while an asymmetrical dress is covered in sparkles and glitter for a smattering of glam.

Electricity. The Loewe Fall Winter 2021 women’s runway collection is a bold, visually saturated statement in shape and colour, pumped up to the max.

Rounding out the ‘show’ is the return of Loewe’s Amazona bag, which first released back in 1975. It’s a quintessential Loewe accessory, and this season it appears in Nappa calfskin and anagram jacquard variations that fit perfectly alongside both the vivid and subtle pieces in the collection. Additionally, Anderson has made color-blocked lug-soled boots, pleated buckle and bracelet high heel boots, a new range of Puzzle bags, knotted and twisted bracelets and earrings in sterling silver, and finishes it all off with signature twisted chain elements in gold or rhodium-finished silver.

Free editions of ‘A Show in the News’ will be available at selected Loewe stores worldwide, until stocks last.

Loewe’s ‘A Show In The News’ can be seen in the photo’s above or in the aforementioned newspapers, and will drop in-store and on the fashion house’s website sometime this August. Come into the beautiful world of Loewe

Jonathan Anderson talks to novelist Danielle Steel

Spanish fashion house Loewe is one of the world´s major luxury houses. With over 170 years of history, today it is defined by the modernity of its past, an unwavering confidence in the present, and a firm look forward.

Craftsmanship, progress and unequalled expertise with leather, Loewe’s founding pillars, are reconfigured with a timely awareness evident in desirable and functional products across multiple categories, including ready-to-wear, accessories, home and lifestyle. Spain is where Loewe was born and remains the brand’s home. While its current landscape contains elements from places near and far and the Spanish legacy is expressed in modern ways, the heart of Loewe still beats in Madrid, where all of its world-renowned leather goods continue to be manufactured.

Jonathan Anderson is Loewe’s creative director. Anderson was born in 1984 in Northern Ireland. After graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2005, he established himself as one of the most acclaimed talents in the industry.

A Show in the News, the FW21 women’s presentation created in response to the cancellation of the runway show. Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson speaks to two collaborators about their involvement in the concept.

Under Anderson, Loewe started a new chapter, presenting itself to the world more multi-faceted and dynamic than ever. Anderson’s first ready-to-wear collections for Loewe were presented in 2014. Streamlined, ultrasoft leather accessories are given a playful dynamic in the shapes of animals, and the T Pouch, now a bestseller, is the perfect hand carry accessory. The Puzzle, a completely new bag design by Anderson, his first for the fashion house, adds a novel character to Loewe´s range of iconic accessories, pairing of-the-moment functionality and aesthetics with ingenious construction and incredible softness.

Recorded on Zoom last week, Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson talks to novelist Danielle Steel, as they discuss their creative process and prolific output. Danielle is one of the best-selling authors of all time, with over 800 million copies of her 180 books sold worldwide. The first chapter of her upcoming novel ‘The Affair’ accompanies A Show in the News for Fall Winter 2021.

The new Loewe Conversations podcast is now available on iTunes. Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.

Maite Infantes Torralba crafts Loewe’s Flamenco Clutch

Loewe artisan Maite Infantes Torralba crafts the Flamenco clutch in calfskin leather. Maite, who has been an artisan at the Spanish fashion house’s atelier for 21 years, compares the making of a bag by hand to the intricacies of architectural design.

The nappa we use is a very light leather. Making this bag is a great responsibility because the bag has been at Loewe for many years and has been transformed and modernised over time.

Maite Infantes Torralba

The Loewe Flamenco clutch is available at Loewe and selected stores boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.

Spanish fashion house meets Japanese artist Tomoko Kawao

Tomoko Kawao is a modern pioneer in the art of calligraphy, known for original works such as the Hitomoji series where she incorporates herself into the bold lettering. To mark Japan’s Kakizome tradition of writing new year’s resolutions in calligraphy, Tomoko has applied her iconic brushwork to the Loewe Anagram.

The final piece, which extends to over five meters, features a simple idiom ‘Un-Gai-So-Ten’ (Cloud / Outside / Blue / Sky) meaning: “A day will come when we see a clear sky again”. The piece will be exhibited at the Matsuya Ginza New Year pop-up from 6 January.

自身が文字の一部となるHitomojiシリーズをはじめ、書の可能性を追求し続ける書家、川尾朋子。本映像では、新しい年の幕開けにロエベの象徴であるアナグラムを力強く筆で描きます。アナグラムとともに未来への希望を込めた「雲外蒼天」の4文字が描かれた5メートルにおよぶ作品は、1月6日(水)から開催される松屋銀座のポップアップイベントにて展示されます。

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