If you are an anime fan also fashionista you might not miss this Loewe capsule collection. Loewe, a Spanish design business, and Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation studio have returned with their latest collaboration.
Loewe’s most recent limited-edition capsule collection took inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki’s academy award winner animation movie “Spirited Away”.
Loewe’s Creative Director, Jonathan Anderson describes this Collaboration between high-end fashion and animation studios as an homage to devotion, camaraderie, and persistence in the face of hardship. ” It’s very magical,” according to him.
You can find the characters from the 2001 anime film. The characters including Chihiro Ogino the main character, No-Face, Boh, and others, in a variety of design of several Loewe wallets, sweatshirts, and shirts. They can also be found on some of the brand’s hallmark pieces, such as the Puzzle bag and Heel pouch. These items are available online since January 7, 2022, on Loewe’s online store.
Cultural Exchange on Loewe Capsule Collection
In the Loewe capsule collection, Jonathan Anderson also adapted a stitching method from Japanese practices as part of this cultural exchange. He also explained that they also introduced pieces inspired by the classic Japanese technique known as ‘boro’. It is consists of mended and indigo-dyed scraps patchworked together, creating intarsia of Kasuri textiles and Anagram jacquard canvas on both ready-to-wear and bags.
In addition to the fashion cooperation, the Loewe Foundation is a supporter of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan, which highlights the work of Studio Ghibli. On November 8, 2021, the Loewe Foundation announced a three-year sponsorship of the Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation.
Spirited Away itself is a popular animation movie with the deep root of Japanese cultural myths. The movie has $395,580,000 in gross revenue worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing anime films in history. So, if you are one of the Ghibli fans, this Loewe capsule collection is a must-have item.
Source : Teenvougue
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