Loewe designer Stuart Vevers is new to Spain's capital, but he already knows his way around like a local

When Stuart Vevers moved to Madrid as the new creative director at Loewe last January, his knowledge of the city was close to nil. "I'd been here once for an interview," says the 34-year-old Brit. "The trip lasted about four hours." Twice weekly Spanish lessons prepared him for a new language but not a new culture. "After living in New York, Paris and London, Madrid is a complete change," he says. "It's about half the size, so at times you feel a bit more like you're in a town." That, combined with the city's lively atmosphere, has made picking up on...

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