LOEWE has launched its closing collaboration with Studio Ghibli, the famend Japanese animated movie studio with The LOEWE x Howl’s Transferring Citadel capsule assortment.
The daring and intricately crafted items are a results of “Mixing hand-drawn and digital animation, Howl’s Transferring Citadel is technically revolutionary, exemplifying the facility of craft as a bridge between the previous and new—a artistic method that LOEWE is proud to share” says Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE artistic director.
This closing assortment reaffirms Anderson’s fondness for the world of Hayao Miyazaki following the success of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.
Launched in 2004, Miyazaki’s fantasy epic recounts a narrative of loyalty and compassion towards a backdrop of magic, imposing expertise and the damaging results of struggle. The story, says the designer, is “extremely resonating” within the present context. Key characters within the movie – Sophie, Howl, Calcifer and others – come to life by the garments and equipment, drawn as leather-based or shearling intarsia, changed into embroidery on leather-based or textile, or adorned with crystal and stud inlays on leather-based. They seem on luggage together with the Puzzle, Flamenco, Hammock, Amazona and Luna, in addition to the Bracelet pouch. In addition they enliven small leather-based items, jumpers, jackets and shirts with particulars reminiscent of appliqué, raffia or feathers, making them stand out as in the event that they have been alive.
This assortment of heartfelt, fulfilling, fantasy and sentiment is out there in chosen shops worldwide this February.
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