Loewe was born as a cooperative of leather artisans in Madrid in 1846, consolidated into one of the first luxury houses by German entrepreneur Enrique Loewe Rossberg in 1878. By the mid 1960s it had established itself as a champion of modernity and progressive design with geometric leather goods and forward-thinking ready to wear. Creative director Jonathan Anderson, appointed in 2013, approaches the house’s history of craftsmanship and innovation with an eye to the future. With an emphasis on beautifully constructed leather totes, bags, and accessories, Loewe’s womenswear gives depth and warmth to slouchy tops, halter dresses, and artisanally distressed knits. Tactile details of knotting, dimensional patchwork, cutouts, and embossed leather play off bright and earthy colors: a modern marriage of touch and theory.