Nine works by the London-based artist Hilary Lloyd presented on monitors mounted on vertical chrome columns and trolleys populated the LOEWE Men’s Spring Summer 2020 show space inside the auditorium of the Maison de I’UNESCO. Spanning almost a decade (2008 – 2017), the works examine aspects of the natural and built worlds, often capturing off-the-cuff or staged moments from the artist’s everyday experience.
In dialogue with Lloyd’s work, the Men’s Spring Summer 2020 collection invokes otherworldly perspectives of the day-to-day through a dream-like filter. Long and pure, the silhouette revolves around harmonious ensembles of texture and line disrupted, at times, by the tension of new volumes. Affirming LOEWE’s dedication to global craft, the house signature oro ‘cashmere’ suede mingles with locally-woven textiles in tunic and caftan shapes with split placket and buckled yoke details.
Expanding on the season’s nomadic mood, thatched moccasins, suede link sandals and boat shoes evoke outdoor summer pursuits, as lace-up boots in espadrille stripes channel LOEWE’s Spanish roots. The geometric Berlingo shoulder bag is introduced in a large size in suede, toile and calfskin while the iconic Puzzle bag is revisited in a deconstructed silhouette in supple smooth calf leather. LOEWE introduces the new Shopper Backpack that tastefully references the house’s leather savoir-faire.