For the near future, with most of us still in lockdown, the idea of moving to a tropical paradise looks like a faraway term. During these days, cocktails by the pool, beach dances and ocean dives have never looked more alluring.
We can feel comfortable in some of the breezy, fun fashion out there that will lift our spirits and send us to better days ahead before that becomes a reality again. Then maybe it is fair to say that Loewe's latest tropical collection with Paula's Ibiza has arrived at the right time to deliver some welcome optimism.
"I know this is not exactly the ideal time to launch products, but this is a project all the craftspeople at Loewe have been lovingly working on for some time, giving life to objects that are exquisitely lively and optimistic — as craft always is," said the brand's creative director Jonathan Anderson. "This is a happy, undeniably escapist collection, conveyed through colorful and energetic images, and I thought it might cheer you up."
This is his new collaboration with the popular boutique in Spain. (He refers to Ibiza as a profoundly personal place for him as it is packed with memories of his childhood and adolescence.) Anderson used some kaleidoscopic prints from the archives of Paula's Ibiza to create a series of maxi-dresses, bolero skirts and swimwear.
A fun range of playful animal accessories such as dolphin pins, aquatic sea creature bags and elephant phone cases made in the aforementioned prints are among the standouts. There's also a new unisex scent (notes of hot ambergris and fresh coconut water) that catches a bottle's sense of escapism.
Additionally, between April and August 2020, the company will donate 40 euros for every product sold from the line to educational programs for children impacted by COVID-19.
Also Victoria Beckham's last collections are full of splashy prints and tropical colors: white pinstriped tops, vivid turquoise turtlenecks with matching trousers, bubblegum pink pajama-inspired silks, mustard-yellow suede minidresses, neon orange silk jumpsuits.