Since the opening of the first Loewe’s store in the US, which will soon celebrate its second anniversary, its location in the Design District in this Florida city has become a must-visit. And not just because they sell exclusive and carefully made products, but also because of its complementary cultural activity. Creative director Jonathan Anderson and the Loewe Foundation itself, under the leadership of Sheila Loewe, have enabled something as neglected as handicrafts to become a beacon for their various exhibitions in this US city.

Piezas del ceramista británico John Ward

Ceramic pieces from John Ward ceramic works

Panorámica de la tienda Loewe de Miami

Panoramic view from Miami Loewe store

After their first exhibition, titled Chance Encounters, which coincided with this opening and was the brand’s first participation in Art Basel Miami, in which they presented the work of various creators, there now comes Chance Encounters II, a new exhibition with the same parameters. This time the exhibit is hosting the work of Irish artist and watercolour painter William McKeown, and British ceramist John Ward, two creatives who share a common vision of the importance of craftsmanship in their work. Interestingly, the confrontation of these two different disciplines allows a unique dialogue to be established between the works, on the way in which we perceive and understand the world. It is this specific reclamation of the value of the traditional in his work which moved Anderson to support these kinds of projects, a way to give visibility to factors so important in his work and a source of inspiration for the fashion house.

Detalle la de obra de William McKeown y piezas de John

William McKeown detail and John Ward pieces

Piezas de cerámica de la muestra “Chance Encounters II"

“Chance encounters II” ceramic pieces

Photos: Courtesy of LOEWE/ ©Kubota

Until 2 March 2017
Loewe Miami
Miami Design District, 110 NE 39th St
Miami, Florida 33137

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