Under creative director Jonathan Anderson, the 170-year-old house of Loewe has started a new chapter, presenting itself to the world as multifaceted and dynamic while remaining true to its legacy of fine leathergoods. This glossy version of the Chelsea boot elevates the classic slip-on style with an inset kitten heel. Traced by seaming and tonal topstitching, the patent leather body has elasticated gussets and a squared-off toe.
Woman by Common Projects designers Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami strip down a sleek style to its essential elements, creating an ankle boot that is free of zippers or closures. This supple slip-on has a clean front, elasticated side inserts, and a rounded toe. The white grosgrain back tab is a functional and subtle flag of distinction.
Their Claude loafer ticks all of those boxes and then some. Blending classic menswear influences with a relaxed, feminine touch, the hand-stitched body accents lizard-embossed leather with a matching band, while the napa lining shapes to your foot so that these made-to-last slip-ons feel as good as they look.
J.W. Anderson’s take on the bomber ushers in a fresh aesthetic for spring, integrating 1980s silhouettes with a ceaseless quest for the cutting edge. With this zip-front jacket, Anderson becomes mixed-media artist, artfully combining a leather collar and flap pocket, a cotton body, and tonal rib-knit trim at the cuffs and hem. The result is a capstone piece for any wardrobe, and, moreover, within Anderson’s underlying objective. “I wanted looks that were uncompromising,” he says.
Designer Jenni Kayne draws upon her California upbringing to reinterpret and refine classic American sportswear. Inspired by architectural detail, organic textures, and a sun-soaked horizon, her collection includes these understated mules. Handcrafted in Italy of velvety black suede, the slip-on flats have a pointed toe, leather-piped edges, and elasticated gussets for a smooth fit. The leather insole is lightly padded for comfort.