La Perla have evolved for their Atelier Collection from their iconic designs into a ready to wear collection.
Naomi Campbell, Natasha Poly and Lindsey Wixon were spotted on the star-studded runway at La Perla’s jaw-dropping show this season. Firm bodies and full busts sashayed down the catwalk. Us jealous? No! Lace and tulle aplenty, the looks were slinky and sophisticated in a ‘bedroom’ colour palette. Think blacks, silky reds, subtle pinks, nudes, and crisp white with golds and silvers.
With a theme title of “Inside Out”, La Perla get a gold star for their innovative workings and luxurious layered fabrics. Stockings and internal structures were on full show, displaying the architecture of every piece. And of course, the luxury of La Perla was not lost in the collection – the looks were hand made and the most precious pieces were laced with gold, crystals and hand sewn pleats. Underwear as outwear is set to make a huge comeback – metal buckles replace bra straps, black long sleeved tops are layered underneath glamorous bodices and pockets are placed on the outside of translucent trousers for a bit of fun. You could wear the La Perla collection like a second skin! Don’t go rushing full hardy into the boudoir, because they are delicately embroidered and embellished with the lightest lace the world has to offer. If the devil is in the detail, then he can swoop us up and take us somewhere warm head to toe in La Perla!
Words: Elli Weir