In the world of fashion, we see different designers collaborate with each other to create extraordinary masterpieces. Remember last year’s upmarket team-up between Rei Kawakubo and Hermès?
This year, Spanish luxury label Loewe and Tokyo-based designer Junya Watanabe are working hand in hand to create a capsule collection, spanning pieces for men and women.
This collaboration is not just about two designers converging; it’s also about two countries strengthening their cultural, economic, and social ties.
Seeing as the 2013-2014 period was recently announced by the respective countries’ governments as the Year of Spain in Japan and the Year of Japan in Spain, it seemed only fitting that the two storied fashion names came together to mark the occasion. Moreover, this team-up is indeed timely as it is Loewe’s 40th anniversary in Japan as well.
This collaboration, which operates past a simple exchange of creative standpoints, is indeed refreshing and interesting to anticipate. Loewe’s British creative director Stuart Vevers told Women’s Wear Daily how invigorating it is to work with a colleague from the other side of the globe.
According to reports, Watanabe will showcase some items from the capsule collection at his Paris Fashion Week appearance. In September, the rest of the collection will hit Tokyo’s Dover Street Market and Loewe stores worldwide.
How excited are you to see pieces from the capsule collection?
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