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At Loewe SS24, Robyn, Hari Nef, Troye Sivan, and Richie Shazam Celebrate the Nerds

After Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe SS24 show, Mel Ottenberg popped backstage with a dream team comprised of Robyn, Hari Nef, Richie Shazam, and Troye Sivan to recap the straight-A-worthy knits and high waists.


MEL OTTENBERG: I’m here at the Loewe show with the world-famous Robyn. Mother. What do you think of the show? Nerd alert.

ROBYN: Yes, I loved the Urkel. There was a lot of Urkel. 

OTTENBERG: Hari Nef, do you have any deep thoughts?

HARI NEF: I was immensely moved. I saw a girl who is dark, twisted, and perverted inside, simply trying to go to work, see her friends, and be normal. There was a tension between weird-ass shit in everyday clothes. It’s the inside out baby, and it’s the upside down too.

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OTTENBERG: Okay, wait. Is this anti-sex? If it is, maybe I want to be anti-sex this morning too.

ROBYN: Is nerdy anti-sex?

OTTENBERG: I don’t know. I dress like a nerd every day and I think I’m giving sex.

ROBYN: Yes, definitely.

OTTENBERG: We’re both kind of dressed like nerds, right? This is Taylore from Interview. She’s dressed like a sexless nerd as well and it’s working.

ROBYN: Yeah, I was happy to celebrate the nerdy girl look here.

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OTTENBERG: You look so beautiful together, Robyn and Richie Shazam. Any words on the show?

RICHIE SHAZAM: I mean, it was full of apocalypse. When that light changed, it was a shock to the system. 

OTTENBERG: Maybe these were good fashions for the apocalypse.

SHAZAM: Climate boiling. 

ROBYN: If it all goes to shit, at least you can read books—

OTTENBERG: At home in your Urkel gear.

ROBYN: And masturbate.

SHAZAM: Emphasis on the masturbation.

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OTTENBERG: Would you wear those nerdy loser sandals? I think they’re very alluring. 

ROBYN: No. The shoes are great, though. But not for us.

OTTENBERG: The first time I ever saw you, you had on platform Caterpillar boots. We didn’t talk, I was just stunned.

ROBYN: I love platforms, but it’s hard to wear them when you’re over 40. You look like a child.

OTTENBERG: Too stuck in the rave. These shoes are not for us. We’re over 40. Some stuff’s for you and some stuff’s not. 

ROBYN: The bags were amazing, and I love the jewelry. Very cultural.

OTTENBERG: Those huge cuffs are great.

ROBYN: And I also love the high waist and the cuts of the jackets, that they were really thin. It looked fucking cool, and it’s hard to make things like that look cool.

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OTTENBERG: Yeah, I wear my pants high, but not that high. And we’re here with Troye Sivan, someone who I think could wear these clothes really well.

TROYE SIVAN: That’s what I was thinking the whole time. “I wanna wear that, I wanna wear that.” There was a white dress that was all piecey, and I would wear that in a heartbeat.

OTTENBERG: It’s his, confirmed. Wait, what’s the song we were dancing to during the show?

ROBYN: “Deep Inside of You.”

OTTENBERG: Fierce. Will I hear you DJ anytime soon?

ROBYN: I’ve DJ’ed that song. I want to DJ.

OTTENBERG: Will you DJ at my 50th birthday party? It’s in a few years.

ROBYN: I’d love to.