Offshore, the main theme of Loewe’s newest collection. Offshore. I let you taste this word a bit, because I needed some moments as well. First of all, when I think of offshore, nothing good comes to my mind, as I associate it with tax avoiding in order to make more money, which is – honestly – disgusting. But I let this idea go, as it’s not fashion related and I’m kinda sure, for native ears it means more than that.
So my second thought was the Waterworld movie with its future apocalyptic well, world of ocean and the people who try ti survive on and from it. A poor world which had to go back to the roots, using the most simple and natural, no-frills fabrics like linen, cotton and some leather, uneven, raw hems, loose, practical fits. Basically everything DIY from the things which are available.
We can see a trend here. On one hand, we have this direction of everything conscious eco-aware, very natural and raw. Like buying and wearing reworked vintage, the idea of decluttering and what you can you should do it for yourself. On the other hand, there’s this very artificial, colorful and edgy trend with a lot of inspiration from the 80s. The two ends of the spectrum. This collection is a good example of the former. Moreover, I think it’s a bit extreme, over the top already, but feels fresh and interesting nonetheless.
It’s a really mixed feeling and I’m still not entirely sure what to think, but I do love the leather corsets and heavy belts for sure. Probably all I need is a bit more time to digest, but I guess, that’s only natural when it comes to approaching new, offshore territories :).
What do you think? Is it too much? Just fine? Or more than exciting?
Photos via vogue.co.uk