Cover Loewe teams up with Sotheby's to launch the Loewe Weaves collection (Photo: Courtesy of Loewe)

The fashion brand teams up with the auction house to release a new collection that showcases the act of weaving as a decorative craft

Spanish luxury house Loewe and auction house Sotheby's are teaming up to launch Loewe Weaves, a collection that explores the act of weaving both as a decorative craft and a way to build structures. The highlight of the collection is the Chestnut roaster from Galicia, a handmade clay pot where multiple holes are punched.

The holes are functional but the texture they create is an ideal playground for different weaving techniques. The Loewe Weaves collection also has accessories, extending the idea of weaving to finely crafted leather and raffia accessories rich in details as seen in the bags, bracelets and knotted vases.

Sotheby's is also exhibiting a selection of seven artist-embellished chestnut roasters featuring experimental weaving techniques by artists Arko from Japan, Min Chen from China and Laia Arqueros from Spain. The three artists reinterpreted the handmade pots created by master potter Antonio Pereira, which will be displayed alongside the exceptional pieces of Sotheby's marquee May auctions in New York. The exhibition opens on May 1 while the auction is set for May 12.

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The exhibited pieces will be sold at a fixed price on Sotheby's Buy Now online marketplace from May 1. This makes Loewe the first luxury fashion house to exclusively consign with the platform. In addition, 84 Chestnut roasters were given by artisans Idoia Cuesta and Belen Martinez from Spain to Loewe's own ateliers so that the fashion house can experiment with them.

Other accessories in the collection include the Balloon bag which has been animated the same way as the roasters and embellished with surplus materials together with pouches and net bags. The Elephant bag is featured in woven raffia, which gains a new function with the application of natural material and is in line with the Loewe design bags.

The Loewe Weaves collection is available at Loewe stores and from May 27.

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