Vogue model Loewe has launched a pair of grassy sneakers coated in shaggy inexperienced raffia, an up to date model of the grass-covered footwear revealed at its Spring Summer season 2023 assortment at Paris Vogue Week final 12 months.
On Loewe’s web site, the grass coach is described as a lace-up sneaker that’s coated in an all-over, hand-embroidered “raffia rendering grass impact”. The coach has a canvas higher and a waved rubber sole that curves over the toe and up the again of the heel.
Embedded inside the hand-embroidered raffia grass, a regular lace system extends from a white and logo-embellished padded heel and ankle assist.
The primary iteration of the trainers was offered at Loewe’s Spring Summer season 2023 present in June 2022, which noticed the model collaborate with Spanish bio-designer Paula Ulargui Escalona to design garments and trainers sprouting actual grasses and vegetation (principal picture).
At that present, Loewe’s movement runner trainers appeared on the runway with catswort rising from their floor, which had been grown in a purpose-built polytunnel greenhouse for 20 days within the lead-up to the present.
Loewe’s damp and grassy trainers had been translated for the business market via a hand-embroidered raffia-covered higher that mimicked the grassy impact from the Spring Summer season 2023 menswear present.
Loewe is headed by Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson, who can also be the founder and inventive director of his namesake vogue model JW Anderson.
Anderson was appointed artistic director of Loewe in 2013. At Loewe, Anderson usually opts for conceptual, sculptural and surrealist collections that lean into craft, artwork and design.
His most up-to-date assortment for the Spanish vogue home noticed him collaborate with French metallic artist Elie Hirsch to create a lot of metallic jackets for its Autumn Winter 2023 menswear assortment.
Images is courtesy of Loewe.