“This is an exciting time for creative people because there is only opportunity,” said the designer who predicted a boom in nightclubs and socialising alongside the emergence of subcultures outside of social media, post-pandemic. For
We never had him down as the romantic novel type, (indeed he’s currently reading books about Chippendale and Holbein), but he loves how prolific Steel is and how she inspires millions of people to read. “Why are we so scared of mass or popular culture?” mused the designer, whose designs have erred more towards the studied, arts and crafts cohort. He cleverly reached far beyond that audience with this concept. His Loewe broadsheet was inserted into national newspapers all over the world reaching millions more than a regular fashion show.
The designer referenced psychedelia with his mood-altering bright colours and graphic patterns picked out by embroidery. Voluminous sleeves and dramatic drapes secured by oversized buckles were amongst the bold details. The designer also reworked the classic Amazona bag for a 21st century audience. “Clothing is an amazing thing to work with right now. Especially when things are so restricted, because you can have this idea of a fantasy that can become a reality.” With this collection, Anderson makes the case that now is not the time to replicate old norms or promote a neutral aesthetic.
Photography courtesy of Loewe.