Stuart Vevers gave a tough luxe spin to his Loewe collection, which was inspired by the royal Baroque riding schools of southern Spain. The finely calibrated lineup brought the Spanish leather house’s expertise to bear on the textural plays that have emerged as a key theme this season. Black calf leather, its heavy grain buffed to a high sheen, was used on the sleeves of an inky black varsity jacket with oversize silver buttons, while buffalo leather gave Loewe’s trademark Amazona handbag a raw edge. Slim black wool shifts and coats featured elaborately tooled black leather belts of the type found in Cordoba. This traditional workmanship was propelled into the 21st century with stunning matte black or brown leather outerwear that was fully molded and embossed with trompe l’oeil details, ranging from pockets and lapels to buttons and shoulder flaps.

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