Takuro Kuwata is a Japanese ceramicist and recipient of a ‘special mention’ at the LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize 2018. His work is characterised by formal instability, an ambivalent relationship with tradition and an intensely personal use of colour.
For this runway collection, developed in collaboration with Jonathan Anderson, Kuwata handcrafted ceramic adornments that have been incorporated onto dresses and the drawstring of Flamenco clutches.
The irregularly shaped and solid earthen pieces are placed in a playful dialogue with the sculptural drapes of the dresses and soft structured silhouettes of the clutches. The juxtaposition reframes the Flamenco’s origins as a lightweight sinuous alternative to the bulky and heavy bags that were popular during the eighties.