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On August 1 in New York, pioneering luxury fashion house LOEWE opened the doors of its first East Hampton boutique. Energized by the calming seaside landscape, and its ardent dedication to sustainability and the art of craft making, the newest LOEWE space is a celebration of creativity and community. Inspired by Creative Director Jonathan Anderson’s passionate vision for the CASA LOEWE store experience, the 3,000 square foot space presents stunning, contemporary designs for women, and award-winning art, with environmentally conscious elements.
A holistic blending of sculptural design, warm colors, and delicate textures creates both a sophisticated and tranquil shopping experience. Hand-glazed Spanish tiles pay thoughtful homage to the brand’s roots, as LOEWE was founded in the vibrant city of Madrid in 1846. Splashes of azure wash artfully over entryways and onto luxurious rugs, handwoven with natural materials by deft women artisans of Colombia. Geometric Utrecht armchairs created by the late Dutch interior designer Gerrit Thomas Rietveld offer sumptuous moments of rest and rumination, while the brand’s own elegant ceramic podiums and martini tables in onyx iron complete the East Hampton sanctuary.
Exquisite ready-to-wear-garments, accessories, eyewear, and shoes utilize the mesmeric Molo Design modular system of wholly recyclable paper blocks for a beautifully approachable and eco-friendly presentation. In dialogue with the fine craftsmanship of the maison, gracefully handcrafted objects and sculptures embellish the alluring space. Japanese straw artist and 2018 LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize finalist ARKO displays a magnificent pair of pots at the new boutique this summer, created specially for the 2021 LOEWE x Sotheby’s Weavers project. In an imaginative revisioning of traditional Galician handmade clay pots used for roasting chestnuts, ARKO’s bold, creative sculptures are emblematic of the house’s sincere dedication to artisans and their freedom of expression.