Skip to content
search
Fashion Loewe’s Christmas Project Is An Homage To Art “Outsider” Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Loewe’s Christmas Project Is An Homage To Art “Outsider” Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Loewe’s Christmas Project Is An Homage To Art “Outsider” Charles Rennie Mackintosh
By Daphne Chen-Cordeiro
November 27, 2018
If you haven’t heard of him before, you will now

Jonathan Anderson has a way of picking inspiration: it’s never obvious or expected. Just like what the Creative Director of Loewe did in 2017 for the brand’s William Morris’ capsule, this holiday season’s spotlight is on architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh—both late artists associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and celebrated for their work, but lesser known in current times.

(Related: Singaporean Artist Ashley Yeo Shortlisted For The 2018 Loewe Craft Prize)

Beige mink V-neck coat. Sand linen jersey dress. Ecru wool rose print shirtdress. Wool knit cardigan. Wool knit flared trousers. White wool and mohair blanket with botanical print patch. Black calf top-handle Gate bag. Off-white napa derby shoe.
Beige mink V-neck coat. Sand linen jersey dress. Ecru wool rose print shirtdress. Wool knit cardigan. Wool knit flared trousers. White wool and mohair blanket with botanical print patch. Black calf top-handle Gate bag. Off-white napa derby shoe.
Black/multicolour silk jacquard bouquet trousers. Black calf lace-up knee boot.
Black/multicolour silk jacquard bouquet trousers. Black calf lace-up knee boot.
Black nylon waterproof parka. Multicolour wool knit cardigan. Pink wool knit cardigan. Pink wool knit flared trousers. Raw indigo denim and multicolour cotton fisherman trousers with rose print cuff. Black calf bucket hat. Black mohair and wool blanket with blackthorn silk patch. Black calf lace-up knee boot.
Black nylon waterproof parka. Multicolour wool knit cardigan. Pink wool knit cardigan. Pink wool knit flared trousers. Raw indigo denim and multicolour cotton fisherman trousers with rose print cuff. Black calf bucket hat. Black mohair and wool blanket with blackthorn silk patch. Black calf lace-up knee boot.
Hazelnut mink coat. Ash brown wool and cotton jacket. Ecru T-shirt with rose silkscreen print. Indigo denim and cotton fisherman trousers with rose print cuff. Black calf bucket hat. Tan napa bra. Pink mohair and wool oversize scarf. Rust mohair and wool oversize scarf. Off-white/tan textile and calf ‘Fritallaria’ vertical tote. Off-white/tan textile and calf ‘Blackthorn’ vertical tote. Off-white napa derby shoe.
Hazelnut mink coat. Ash brown wool and cotton jacket. Ecru T-shirt with rose silkscreen print. Indigo denim and cotton fisherman trousers with rose print cuff. Black calf bucket hat. Tan napa bra. Pink mohair and wool oversize scarf. Rust mohair and wool oversize scarf. Off-white/tan textile and calf ‘Fritallaria’ vertical tote. Off-white/tan textile and calf ‘Blackthorn’ vertical tote. Off-white napa derby shoe.

Here’s a bit of background: Mackintosh was a Scottish artist who designed buildings, furniture, textiles and later, became a water colourist as well. He spent most of his life in Glasgow, where he was born and his unique aesthetic was considered to have pioneered the Modernist movement.

He was also heavily influenced by Art Nouveau and Japonism, and often collaborated with his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, a fellow artist known for her botanical style, and eventually their work converged. Interesting titbit: Margaret Mackintosh and her sister created a series of illustrations for William Morris when he published his collection of poetry, The Defense of Guenevere. 

(Related: 10 Beautiful Coffee Table Books For Art Lovers

Anderson has explored the full breadth of Mackintosh’s mediums of work in this Christmas capsule collection, which includes ready-to-wear for men and women as well as a full accessories line.
 
The Puzzle bag is inspired by a stained-glass window featuring the Mackintosh rose, while the new Gate bag takes on a bold iteration with Mackintosh’s iconic graphic lattice elements.

Multicolour calf Puzzle bag
Multicolour calf Puzzle bag
Calf Gate Grid bag
Calf Gate Grid bag
Roses earrings in calf leather
Roses earrings in calf leather
Chair charm in brass
Chair charm in brass
White classic cotton shirt with botanical and ‘Rennie’ portrait prints. Off-white denim botanical print trousers.White wool and mohair blanket with botanical print patch.
White classic cotton shirt with botanical and ‘Rennie’ portrait prints. Off-white denim botanical print trousers.White wool and mohair blanket with botanical print patch.

Pure art appears in the ready-to-wear collection with Mackintosh’s delicate, sinuous floral paintings decorating lusciously-soft mohair-and-wool blankets and mink coats and t-shirts in the form of silkscreen-prints.

(Related: 5 Minutes With... Lim Tze Peng, Singapore’s Oldest Living Artist

Besides wearing his art, you can wear the artist too: Mackintosh (with his iconographic ‘stache) himself makes an appearance and his portrait is seen on the sleeve of a classic white cotton shirt and a leather tote bag.

Tags

Fashion Art & Design Christmas

clear
keyboard_arrow_up

In order to provide you with the best possible experience, this website uses cookies. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

close