Loewe is one of those under-the-radar brands, especially here in China, and I really cannot even begin to understand why this is so because not only are they practical but the leathers are so buttery and supple, and they’re quickly becoming more and more fashion forward with each season! and in order to catch the fashion trend, the replica hanbags from China are rapidly expended.
Since I think that more attention should be given to Loewe (pronounced Loy-vay and not Lo-wee) I’ve hand-picked my favourites (the Loewe heritage messenger bag and tote) from the FW 12-13 collection. Hope you like them as much as I do! 😉
Although Loewe’s Amazona is of course the brand’s iconic bag, but due to the sheer popularity of the Nappa Flamenco, they, too, have joined the ranks of the Amazona, and have been adopted into the House’s Classic family. While the Amazona is more serious, the Nappa Flamenco, with its pom-pom-esque tassels is more youthful, fun and flirty. Available in either solid hues or bi-coloured versions, my fave is certainly the last one on the right in the orange and pink combo! Which is yours?
Inspired from Loewe’s archive pieces, these Soft Calf “Heritage” Small totes, are cute, mostly because of the colour. And that’s the sole reason why they made it into my “favourites” list. While the bag’s shape is very practical, I have to say that I’m not really a fan of the logo that’s embossed in big bold leathers onto the front of the tote simply because I don’t feel that it’s necessary to spell out to the entire world the brand of your bag you have on your arm. Those who are in the know, will know what bag you’re carrying anyway, and those who don’t, then well, that’s not a problem anyway. After all, you should buy a bag because you like it, not because you can parade the brand to the entire world whether in the form of logos or monograms. Well, some of you might disagree with me but that’s my philosophy anyway.
Last but certainly not the least because I have kept the best for the last! While it’s called the “Heritage Pouch”, the leather strap allows it to be doubled as a wristlet, and God knows, it’s really difficult to find a brand that actually makes wristlets (well, apart from Coach of course, and the occasional Prada). I really don’t understand why brands don’t have it produced regularly because it’s really convenient when you don’t feel like bringing your handbag along especially when you have an errand to run, or if you need to hop to the supermarket to get something, or even when you head out to lunch on workdays! Wristlets should be staples and not few and far between. I’m officially lobbying for more wristlets to be produced by other brands! Who’s with me on this?
In sum, I’m really loving the candy popping colours for their Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection! Who says the Fall/Winter season has to be all earthy, dreary and boring? Loewe has outdone themselves, and if they continue in this more youthful direction, pretty soon, they’ll be taking the fashion world by its reins! 🙂