Loewe has collaborated with Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation company, to develop its last series for the long-awaited limited collection based on the Oscar-nominated film Howl’s Moving Castle. The highlight of the final collection is a £16,000 bag inspired by the magical machine.
According to Loewe on TikTok, the Howls Moving Castle Bag is the collection’s most daring item. With almost 250 pieces of leather and linen used to make the bag, you can see why.
It’s made up of six distinctive Loewe bag forms, resulting in a breathtaking display of workmanship and leather technical expertise. Leather intarsia, printing, and doming are among the special methods employed by the talented artisans of Loewe’s Spanish studio.
“The amount of work and attention put into each product by our Spanish atelier is remarkable. The amount of labour and time it takes to obtain the supplies. From organic leathers and linens to high-quality metal hardware, we have it all. Keeping the bag looking and feeling luxurious but also retaining the joyful young spirit that Studio Ghibli is known for. You may begin to grasp why the bag is so expensive to construct,” said Finley Wetton, an Loewe employee.
Other items in the collection, such as the Howl’s Cardigan in wool and feather will set you back £11,700.00. These pieces make this the most high priced drop from the collaboration between the two power houses.
“Key pieces embody the beloved characters and backdrops, giving wearers the chance to identify with the film on a deep level and escape into its rich layers. It’s almost like virtual reality in wearable form,” said Jonathan Anderson, Loewe, creative director
To find out more about the Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle collection click the link below: https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/articles/corner-shop/loewe-howls-moving-castle/