LOEWE & Soulwax: Close to Paradise
WRITER AND PRODUCER: Soulwax
CURATOR: Michel Gaubert
LOEWE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jonathan Anderson
ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN: Naranjo-Etxeberria
EDITORIAL DIRECTION: Naranjo-Etxeberria
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Liam Aldous
PHOTOGRAPHY: Salva López, Scott Trindle, Piti Urgell, Toni Riera, Ku´s Archive, Conrad White, Stuart Rudnick, Vallmitjana, Armin Heinemann´s archive, Vicente Hernández´s archive, Pepita Martina´s archive, José María Echániz´s archive, Tony Pike´s archive
Recorded and mixed at Dewee
LOEWE Close to paradise is an unique guide that invites people to rediscover – and dance the night away to – Ibiza’s eminent energy illustrated with photography from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and featuring audio interviews from prominent inhabitants.
From N-E we developed the graphic concept which includes the art direction for the vinyl and the editorial direction for Ibiza´s guide.
A MUSICAL CONNECTION AS NARRATIVE AXIS
Soulwax, the electronic and alternative band originally from Ghent, Belgium and led by brothers David and Stephen Dewaele were in charge to write and produce LOEWE Close to paradise vinyl with the unconditional support of Michel Gaubert as curator.
The fashion's leading sound director who has produced the fashion show soundtracks for an extended list of clients that includes Oscar de la Renta , Diane Von Furstenburg, Balenciaga, Dries van Noten and Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld. Gaubert is also well-known for his "mix-tape" compilations for Parisian concept store Colette.
AN ISLAND MADE BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE
LOEWE Close to paradise guide is a recap of most iconic island’s personalities from 60s, 70s, 80s decades what includes reference places of the island and conversation with most influential habitants of the island as Ricardo Urgell, Rosseta Montengro, Armin Heinemann, Toni Riera, Anna Maria Ricó or Tony Pikes among others. A guide that works as a vinyl booklet creating a connection between both pieces.