We’ve got bittersweet news. Sweet: Loewe has a new Studio Ghibli collaboration in the works, a collection inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle. Bitter: It’ll be the Spanish brand’s final team-up with the Japanese animation studio.

Loewe, whose Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro collections were unequivocal hits, will close the book on its Studio Ghibli chapter with a range of accessories and clothing drawing from 2004’s Howl’s Moving Castle, written and directed by Ghibli boss Hayao Miyazaki.


Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle will release both in-store and online on February 2 (particularly determined shoppers can register for early access at Loewe’s website). Don’t expect to cop anything from the collection without a struggle — when Loewe’s Spirited Away collab released last January, frantic fans crashed the brand’s website, making it nearly impossible to secure a No Face wallet or a Chihiro handbag. Items from the collection later surfaced on resale websites for ultra-inflated figures.


While the full scope of Loewe’s latest Studio Ghibli endeavor has yet to be revealed, a teaser posted to the label’s Instagram account provides a sneak peek at items to expect, including bags decorated with Calcifer and the Witch of the Waste. In apparel, what appears to be a feathered top is embroidered with Howl himself. (Here’s hoping Hin and Prince Kakashi make an appearance, too.)

While we mourn the conclusion of Loewe x Studio Ghibli (a Kiki’s Delivery Service collection would’ve slapped!), an old adage comes to mind: Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.