Welcome to Runway Matters, where we're delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy moments from the shows.
Each lucky attendee at Loewe's F/W 18 show during Paris Fashion Week received a copy of one of five classic novels: Madame Bovary, Wuthering Heights, Dracula, Heart of Darkness, or Don Quixote. The literary gift was inspired by the brand's latest campaign, in which the iconic books made cameos alongside the models.
It was fitting, then, that one of the standout accessories from the show was perfectly designed to hold all these novels (and much more): oversize leather backpacks. Rendered in white, camel, navy, and black, the backpacks were styled with gauzy dresses, cool track pants, and more. In other words, I need to get my hands on one ASAP. Read on to see the trend in action, plus other highlights from the show.
If you're like me and haven't owned a backpack since high school, these perfect looks will convince you to change that.
Loewe wants you to rethink the pantsuit. "Deconstructing notions of tailoring, the pantsuit is rendered fluid in wool jersey, silk jacquard, and field checks with sack pockets or a kimono sleeve," the press release reads.
Yes, statement sleeves are as important as ever, and we're dying to try Loewe's polished versions.
All in all, Loewe certainly didn't let us down when it came to covetable accessories and smart styling tips—but did you expect anything less?