Friday, 24 May 2013

Spanish leather meets Japanese denim

To celebrate ”The Year of Spain in Japan”, an initiative
to boost the country's profile held exactly 400 years after
the first Japanese ship reached the Spanish shores,
a creative exchange between famed Spanish fashion
house Loewe and Japanese ”techno couturier” Junya 
Watanabe created capsule collections for both men and
women called ”Loewe by Junya Watanabe Comme 
des Garçons” including clothes and handbags.

The collection has been recently unveiled at the Spanish 
Embassy in Tokyo's Roppongi district with an exciting
runway show revealing playful post-punk looks through
CdG's urban-utilitarian aesthetic in a patchwork of
Spanish leather and Japanese denim. This year also
marks Loewe's 40th anniversary in Japan, the LVMH's
Madrid-based luxury label which was originally
established in 1846, currently headed by British
designer Stuart Vevers, has been producing items
for CdG's 2013-14 fall-winter collection that were
showcased at Paris fashion week in March.

Under Ververs' styling direction, the collection shows
ultra-soft nappa leather cut and combined with denim
to create easy to wear outfits with coats, jackets, pants
and skirts with tartan and polka dots. Needless to say,
the denim-leather tête-à-tête also characterizes the
style of the upscale bags by Loewe that include the
acclaimed brand's 'Amazona' tawed leather.
Tote bags and pouches were also announced.

The collection will be on pre-order at the end of May prior
to become exclusively available in September through
only 40 selected locations worldwide including London
and Tokyo's Dover Street Market, the concept store
conceived and directed by Japanese fashion legend
Rei Kawakubo, ”...a kind of market where various creators
from various fields gather together and encounter each
other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos...”

as well as at Jeffrey in New York.

Stylish punkish Jaspanish and so girlish.

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