La Perla Fall 2013: Two collections, two results

Apparently, like ready-to-wear fashion, lingerie must change with each season as well.  The oddity of this reality aside, the upscale label La Perla used the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 collections as a way to relaunch one line (La Perla Black Label) and continue the story of its main retail collection (the 1930’s Spain-influenced La Perla).

The nine looks in the latter namesake capsule collection, drawing from the toreador film “Manolete,” comprised the weaker of the two offerings.  The use of one too many disappointing solid colors made some pieces in this Fall 2013 offering nearly indistinguishable from other lower-end lingerie lines on the market.  This, thankfully, was not the case for the carefully curated Black Label relaunch, inspired by artists Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, and fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.  Whimsical details such as a marabou feather shrug, feather patterns and bows effectively used across five looks, four of which were accompanied by knee-high Brian Atwood boots.


Hair: Heather Packer for Cutler/ULTA
Make-up: Hourglass
Manicurist: Butter London
Shoes: Brian Atwood

Photo Gallery: La Perla and La Perla Black Label Fall 2013 – New York Fashion Week
photos by Ekaterina Golovinskaya / Meniscus Magazine