Loewe: Unveiling Craft
The pale lilac dress moved slowly and lightly – as if it were indeed a full-blown garment in semi-transparent material – which revealed a pannier, the bustle undergarments of another era, at the hips.
At Loewe, Jonathan Anderson laid out a fascinating historical vision of what might be worn today: a reveal-and-conceal play on what was once hidden under a brassiere or a bustle, but now was no longer separated from the light of day.
The result was not fetishistic or crude but rather beautiful examples of handwork by skilled fingers. They created the clothes as covers for bare skin, each ultra-light and implying they might be peeled away.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B26PGfdHtDV/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfix“I was looking at coats worn as undergarments that create the structure for a bigger one,” said Jonathan Anderson. “It is like the 16th century (or) 17th century where craft was about the tiniest of things, and with beadwork on light fabric, it became nearly like nightdresses.”