From The Straits Times    |
Canvas cap, $450, and cotton oversized shirt, $1,250, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza

Jonathan Anderson’s fascination with the hedonistic Balearic lifestyle that underlines the Loewe Paula’s Ibiza capsule collection derives from the memory of holidays he spent there in his youth. The creative director of Loewe singled out Paula’s, a very important boutique in Ibiza during the mid-’70s, for its influence as an international hub on the likes of spirited bohemians and their equally colourful floral garments.

Think of it as a holiday collection if you may, but Anderson takes it one step further, with a collection that is filled with a riotous mix of colours, prints, details and silhouettes, as well as eclectic accessories.

Some of the prints are recurring ones that have since become Loewe Paula’s Ibiza signatures. The lily and mermaid motifs inspired by the Mediterranean are seen on clothes such as easy-to-wear blouson and relax-fit jeans. The lily even adorns one of Loewe’s latest bags, the Balloon; while on hats and caps, it takes on a more graphic look that recalls a day out at Sentosa.

Canvas bucket hat, $690, leather sunglasses strap (worn as necklace), $750, viscose coat, $7,550, and Balloon leather bucket bag, $3,300, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza
Cotton dress, $6,800, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza

New prints include the crests on playful tiered dresses and robes, some decorated with novel beaded bibs. The new prints also appear on patches on denim jackets and shirts. Another interesting addition is the introduction of tie-dye, seen on many of the T-shirts, jeans, as well as hoodies. 

Though the vibe is anything goes, the collection retains the exquisite Spanish craftsmanship and details the brand is known for. Breathable fabric is key, with a tropical climate in mind. From cotton to denim, knit to linen, this resort-ready selection is ideal for Singapore’s weather, complete with fun accessories such as hats, caps, phone pouches, bags, and even floral garlands that you can hang on bags or clothes.

With this much possibility and creativity, one can’t help but notice how positive Loewe Paula’s Ibiza is. And at times like this, that’s what we really need: positivity.

(Left) Cotton oversized shirt, $1,250, cotton bermudas, $850, and Balloon canvas and raffia bucket bag, $3,100, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza (Right) Cotton oversized shirt, $1,250, cotton pants, $1,150, and Gate leather cross-body bag, $1,250, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza

Photography Tan Wei Te
Styling Windy Aulia, assisted by Sean Tham
Hair Grego, using Keune Singapore
Makeup Audrey Wee, using Nars
Model Jia/Mannequin

This article was first published in Her World’s May 2020 issue.