La Perla Debuts Fall 2013 Collection at NYFW
La Perla presented the Fall/Winter 2013 collection on February 7th, 2013 during a presentation at The Gallery at Dream Downtown. Designer Giovanni Bianchi drew inspiration from late 1930s Spain. Spain, known as a country full of deep desires and a passion for life, fires up La Perla’s F/W 2013 collection by conveying the Spanish soul’s rhythm where traditional and contemporary design, art, and bullfighting combine. The dramatic glamour of the "traje de luz," the jacket worn by legendary bullfighters, serves as a strong theme throughout the lace, tulle and silk creations inspired by Goya’s intense color palette. The collection embodies the essence of a style that knows how to "play with fire" while preserving its elegance.
Fall 2013 marks the re-launch of Black Label, La Perla’s high luxury label initially established in 2003. "The Art of Eros,” or the erotic side of art serves as an intriguing theme, evoking the relationship between early 1900s fashion and Surrealism. Small whimsical macramé bows bestow a sexy and playful touch to the totally transparent tulle garments. Criss-crossed laces, satin inserts and originally revisited bustier whalebones make these creations truly sensual architectures.
In attendance were celebrities and La Perla fans including Kelly Rutherford, Olivia Palermo, Rachel Roy, Gilles Mendel, Zoe Kravitz, Julie Henderson, DJ David Katz.