LOEWE; Hard at Work

By Jo Phillips

This November has been a big month for Spanish luxury house LOEWE and its creative director Jonathan Anderson. A world renowned producer of leather goods, LOEWE is one of Spain’s most famous exports when it comes fashion. Since his appointment to creative director in 2013, Anderson has worked tirelessly to modernise the world’s expectations of the brand. Founded in 1846 by a group of craftsmen in Madrid, LOEWE has always been primarily based in Spain despite having stores worldwide.

On November 17th, LOEWE opened the CASA LOEWE store in Madrid, its biggest store in the world. Under the direction of Jonathan Anderson, the concept was years in the making and houses floors dedicated to menswear, womenswear and specialised sections for bespoke pieces as well as exotic skin items. CASA LOEWE furthermore devotes a section to the brand’s close collaborator Steven Meisel by showcasing a collection of photographs which represent the ‘fresh dynamism’ of LOEWE. The store additionally features a flower shop, seeking inspiration in Spain’s beautiful nature. The opening of the store coincided with the unveiling of the Past, Present and Future [of the house] exhibition at the Madrid Jardín Botánico.


Some of you connoisseurs may have heard of the LOEWE Foundation. Established in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch (descendant of founder Enrique Loewe Roessberg), the foundation is an important patron to cultural events and exhibitions. On November 29th, the Foundation will exhibit the works of John Ward and William McKeown at the LOEWE Miami Design District store. Dedicated to creativity, the Foundation supports all types of arts and designs. Ward and McKeown are artists who specialise in pottery and painting respectively. More information on the foundation can be found on LOEWE’s website

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