Close up: Loewe SS13 leather casual

The collection was a bravura display of that signature of the house and ultimately gave the offering a handcrafted, Spanish feel.

With embossing and incised florals, mimicking the traditional handmade lace encaje de bolillos—it tumbled down trenchcoats, pencil skirts, and hooded jackets—there was a lightness to this workmanship, quite literally, as leather was taken to extremes of thinness at the house ("0.4 millimeters thinner than ever before!" as Vevers proudly pointed out backstage), making it perfectly permissible for summer.

 Add to that the aerated, woven techniques; the appliqués on fine, transparent mesh; and the floral-printed suedes, and if you are a fan of the animal skin, this is the collection for you.