|Black herringbone parquet reflects a series of miniature oval portraits adorning the white walls of the Maison de l’UNESCO, the site of the Loewe fashion show for the Fall/Winter 2019-20 collection, designed by Jonathan Anderson. These 16th and 17th century paintings, of English, Flemish, French, Italian and Spanish origin, are works from the end of the restoration period and represent ladies and gentlemen (known or forgotten) from Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, to King Charles I. Reflecting on analog forms of communication in the digital present, each highly accurate replica invokes the union of form and function on an absolutely personal level.
As a result of an obsession with meticulous analysis and perfection, the collection carefully addresses the various nuances of desire. Leaving behind a redundant narrative, a single conversation outlines the interaction between art and silhouette. Through iconographic fragments, a precise classicism highlights the new curves of the garments. Pigments of saffron, blue and vermilion interrupt the uniformity of black, olive green, navy blue, camel and grape marc.