Loewe: William Morris meets PUNK

Jan 19, 2018

Jonanathan Anderson loves craft. So much so that, last year, he set up the Loewe Craft Prize, an international initiative that both pays homage to the house’s beginnings and spotlights emerging artisan talent. It’s no surprise, then, that the late William Morris – textile icon and forerunner of the British Arts and Craft Movement – has formed the inspiration behind the latest Loewe collection.

Jonathan himself was granted access to the Morris & Co archives, where he ploughed the depths of the Victorian polymath’s rich history to hand-pick four prints on which to base his designs. 'William Morris fundamentally changed the way we look at applied craft,' said the Irish designer, 'Making him one of the most important designers of the last 200 years.' By mixing William Morris' iconic nature-inspired textiles with punk sensibilities - think bleached denim and bursts of neon orange - a unique blend of two seemingly disparate movements is created. Take a look at the new collection below, shot in the William Morris carpet lined interiors of West Sussex's Standen House.


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