Loewe Fall Winter 2019

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JW Anderson evolved what looked on first sight to be chaps, which flapped open to add an ’80s type of volume in the trouser leg. On second, third, and fourth look, it became clear that they were actually unzipped boots, going all the way up to a belt. Anderson was looking at gaiters and fishermen. It was early-’80, kind of, when they unzipped them. It created kind of flaps—Western, but non-Western. It was how to take something fetish and de-fetishize it. Plus, it showed the real aesthetic of the brand and the DNA which is a true luxury leather house.