LOEWE’S DISOBEDIENT BODIES

Loewe’s artistic director Jonathan Anderson is set to curate an exhibition exploring the human form.

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Given his unique play on silhouettes – think, for example, of the oversized shapes shown in Loewe’s spring 2016 collection – artistic director Jonathan Anderson is set to curate an exhibition, entitled Disobedient Bodies, at the Hepworth Wakefield gallery next year. In it, Mr Anderson will explore how various artists, including designer Rei Kawakubo and sculptor Henry Moore, have interpreted the human body, with a specific focus on the 20th and 21st centuries. Included will be looks from his own design archive, including ruffled men’s shorts and tunics. The exhibition demonstrates the designer’s interest in fashion beyond its commercial realities, and points to the Spanish brand Loewe’s philanthropic support of the arts more broadly, specifically with its namesake cultural foundation that promotes educational programs in the fields of poetry, dance, photography and architecture, as well as its annual Craft Prize, which nods to its history as a collective of artisans started in 1846.