Yes, the throwback trend is nothing new, but it usually extends to the 1990s— not too far back at all. Well, here’s a fresh take: LOEWE stepped up and stepped back into the 1950s with their latest pre-fall collection, inspired by the decade’s contemporary American culture.
What’s a blast to the past without a look at Old Hollywood Glamour? The collection draws inspiration from the iconic sultry starlet herself, Marilyn Monroe, with a range of fun and sensual prints. The pieces are created using expert craftmanship, most notably the Spanish brand’s signature Leather Marquetry.
A knockout piece would be one of the newest bags, the Lazo Shopper, that features the blonde bombshell’s likeness emblazoned across the front. The striking bright blue backdrop is the perfect contrast for her head of golden hair, making for a bold, colourful statement bag. She also stars on several ready-to-wear pieces.
Also big in the 1950s was the Wild West trope, with lots of cowboy-heroes gracing the screens of both televisions and theatres. LOEWE’s Gate and Puzzle bags have been given a fresh new look with elements inspired by traditional cowboy garb.
Check out the metal accents on this sling bag! The perfect balance of rustic charm and femininity, the western-inspired range is a subtle nod to its influences without being costume-y.
Thick-striped rugby polos are all the rage in the streetwear scene, and why not? The colour-blocking is young, colourful and playful, and very classic of the sport. LOEWE has translated this sporty peppiness into their Hammock and Puzzle bags, displaying their quintessential high-quality stitching and leather workmanship.
The LOEWE Pre-Fall 2019 collection, from $560, available at loewe.com.