Although its Italian counterparts hog a good portion of the luxury limelight, high-end Spanish leather brand Loewe has been turning out stylishness since the mid-1800s, and continues to do so today with Stuart Vevers as its creative director. To celebrate its illustrious history, the house is putting out an unusual art book by artist Robert Clarke.
Echoing Loewe’s bold sense of color and whimsy, the entirety of Masters of Leather, as it’s called, was written and illustrated completely by hand. Submerging himself in Madrid and Barcelona, visiting Loewe’s ateliers and meeting its artisans, Clarke left no bag unturned. The result is a clever, unconventional look into the world of fine Spanish craftsmanship one and a half centuries in the making.
Available mid-September in all Loewe stores.