Galeria Loewe

Galeria Loewe

Galeria Loewe

Everyday there’s something going on in Barcelona… The diversity and variety of activities this city holds is amazing. Since I’m about to move to Mexico City in a few weeks, I’m making the most of Barcelona and enjoying every possible spot.

One of the many places I’ve been eager to visit is the Galeria Loewe, a space located at Paseo de Gracia, where the Maison lovers can explore the firms’ universe.

Galeria Loewe  is divided in 5 levels, each of them focusing on a different aspect of Loewe´s 166 years of artisanal expertise, showing its history and tradition through multimedia art installations and interactive experiences.

Amazona bag

Amazona bag

Amazona bag

Amazona bag

The ground floor is focused on the iconic Amazona bag. This bag is not only my favorite purse ever, but it is also an international symbol since its creation in 1975.

The floor is perfectly structured for visitors to understand the making of of this masterpiece. With a hologram explaining the techniques, an installation focusing on the 65 parts of the Amazona bag, and a glance to the tools used today, it is easy to understand and love this bag (with its multiple reinventions) over and over again.

Amazona tools

Amazona tools

Amazona bag Loewe

Amazona bag Loewe

Loewe silk scarves

Loewe silk scarves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The basement floor is focused on the Loewe scarves made of silk. These are inspired in the Spanish culture, which also characterizes the Maison. On the displays, visitors may see the some of the designs available and also the house’s most emblematic silk collections. What I liked the most was the “Flamenco dancers” installation by artist Daniel Wurtzel. In this, a piece of organza in caught in flight by a whirl of air, personifying a scarf into a Spanish dancer.

On the lower mezzanine lays the historical area. Here it’s worth to see the reconstruction of José Pérez de Rozas (Loewe’s art director from 1945-1978) most memorable window display, from 1960s.

José Pérez de Rozas window display

José Pérez de Rozas window display

The upper mezzanine is all about leather and senses. Here stands a tree in which Flamenco bags of vibrant colors are transformed into fruits of temptation made of napa.

Loewe tree

Loewe tree

Finally the top level, where a temporary exhibition related to the firm is exposed. This time it was all about The Kennedys. But I’ll talk about this on my next post! To read it click here

Kisses…

Video by lunatxell

Comme des Garçons + Loewe

Comme des GraçonsEccentric clothing Inspired by Japanese peasantry, provocation and a contradiction between minimalism and excess are a few characteristics that define Comme des Garçons.

What began as a side business making costumes for styling assignments in Tokyo is today one of the most renown labels in fashion.

After collaborating with brands such as Hermés, Louis Vuitton, H&M and Converse, now it´s time for a collaboration between the Spanish heritage brand Loewe and Rei Kawakubo’s protégé: Junya Watanabe.Converse

LoeweThe pieces from the capsule collection of Loewe by Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons were mixed with Loewe Winter 2013 and Junya Watanabe archive, resulting in an amazing collection where refined luxury meets avant garde.

Patchwork, leather, denim and an eternal black color were the main protagonists of this timeless collaboration within the iconic 1975 Amazona bag, coin purses, pouches, ripped leggings, trousers and more.

 

You can pre-order this collection until June 23rd, 2013 online at Loewe´s webpage, so hurry up!!Amazona

Loewe coin purse