Just like the world of handbags for many collectors, the fantasy world is a magical, magnificent escape. In this parallel reality, everybody can learn something, and Japanese animators have long been celebrated as true masters of their craft. Loewe celebrates this in its second capsule collection in partnership with Spirited Away, an award-winning animated film by Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. The film is described by Loewe as a magical ode to loyalty, friendship, and stubbornness in the face of adversity.
The collection includes some of Loewe’s most celebrated silhouettes like the Puzzle, Hammock, Flamenco, and the newly re-launched Amazona. Though these bags are not for everyone, if you’re into fun, printed bags with a unique and playful twist or if you’re a longtime fan of animated films, then this is the collection for you.
The pieces feature the film’s most beloved characters, rendered into prints, appliquès, jacquards, and patches. Loewe’s artisans handcrafted Spirited Away’s iconic motifs using special techniques that are signature to the brand, including intarsia and embroidery. Additionally, this collection introduces pieces that are inspired by a classic Japanese technique known as ‘boro.’ This consists of mending indigo-dyed scraps and patchworking them together, creating an inarsia Kasuri textile used on RTW and bags. The collection is meant to fuse Loewe’s heritage of craft with fantasy. Aside from the many bags, there are also other pieces like shoes, accessories, and RTW. Discover more from the campaign below and shop now via the link below.