CREATEUR CUIR ET DENTELLE
by Ashleigh Jessica
For SS12, La Perla have again teamed up again with French haute couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
After the success of their first collection in 2010, it was inevitable that they would ensure their next collection would be equally stunning, leaving you feeling like you needed to own the set! Like a pair of Louboutins, this is lingerie worth saving those pennies before.
The collection oozes with a couture twist on lingerie, with an emphasis on the beautiful being key, but nothing is a cliche, nothing is expected and boundaries are pushed, opening up your eyes to a new, exciting approach to lingerie.
Incorporating the iconic, classic La Perla shapes, sets are detailed with a stunning, laser cut, light weight leather, a beautiful lace and overlaid on top of a fine netting, and in either black or nude, both are striking (although the nude set is my favourite, I feel you can really see all of the little details)
The corset is defiantly my favourite! However, at £1,620.00 it’s a TAD out of my price range, but it’s incredibly inspiring. The whole collection makes me feel excited about lingerie again, it’s so far from a ditsy print on a padded plunge which, lets face it, has been done to death and can be a little boring. This collection, as with the previous La Perla/JPG collaborations, always seem to push the right buttons with me and set me off thinking.
Corset in laser-perforated leather matched with La Perla’s signature Leavers lace and very fine netting £1620
Leather short with Leavers lace insert on hips – £360
Thong in a very fine netting and a laser-perforated leather recalling the lace motif on the waist – £207
Triangle bra in a very fine netting and a laser-perforated leather recalling the lace motif with adjustable leather straps – £333
Push-up bra in a very fine netting and a laser-perforated leather recalling the lace motif on the cups – £432
Dress in laser-perforated leather matched with La Perla’s signature Leavers lace and very fine netting – £1800