LOEWE 2018 Christmas Collection Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackontosh
LOEWE Present a special seasonal collection inspired by
the work of renowned architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Born in Glasgow, Mackintosh started designing posters and decorative objects at a young age. After joining an architecture firm in 1889, he developed a unique design idiom based on the forms and materials of traditional Scottish architecture.
Known for the originality of his work and for undertaking all aspects of a commission encompassing furniture and textiles - Mackintosh’s masterpieces include the Glasgow School of Art and the Blackie house, also in his hometown.
LOEWE is honouring the architect and designer with a full accessories line as well as ready-to-wear for men and women, all exploring his varied artistic production, from architecture and interior design to print techniques and everyday objects.
True to the vast scope of the designer’s work, LOEWE’s collection plays with various facets of the Mackintosh universe.
Standout items include a rose-covered Puzzle bag inspired by a stained-glass window and a version of LOEWE’s Hammock bag informed by another of the artist’s famous flower motifs.
The Gate, the latest addition to LOEWE’s family of iconic bags, comes in a new practical top-handle variation and in an unprecedented Grid version evoking the master’s signature lattice designs.
The Mackintosh-inspired ready-to-wear range for men and women consists of dresses and knitwear, as well as shirts, jackets and trousers that recreate the spirit of their source in rich cashmeres, silks and mohairs and earthy rust and sand tones.
Most strikingly, for the capsule, LOEWE transposed Mackintosh’s indelible botanical paintings onto luscious coats and blankets.
As is usual for LOEWE, the collection’s accessories showcase advanced leather craft techniques, from marquetry and layered stitching to meticulous see-through effects, all used to reproduce the sinuous lines and graphic elements Mackintosh was known for.