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Julia Haart Reinvents Corsetry for La Perla

Julia Haart Reinvents Corsetry for La Perla

Cover Image: Alina Sepp @alina.sepp

As La Perla unveil their Spring/Summer '17 collection in the majestic Palazzo Clerici they also unveil their new Creative Director Julia Haart

The shoe designers debut collection fuses lingerie forms into ready-to-wear and promotes the idea of comfort and sensuality. This is a new creative direction for La Perla ready-to-wear and sees a move away from the boudoir spirit Pedro Lourenço previously worked on. With this in mind we analyse some of the key fabric silhouettes from the latest ready-to-wear collection.

Haarts vision for La Perla Spring Summer 2017 is focused on comfort and suggests a sensual wearing experience with fabrics like double faced silk, which Haart explains, ''is as soft on the inside as it is on the outside.'' These fabrics make us think of luxury lounging and also speak to the current styling trend for pyjama dressing we are seeing coming off the runways.

  Image via   vogue.com

Image via vogue.com

‘’We added just a drop of stretch to fabrics to achieve maximum flexibility.’’
  Image via   vogue.com

Image via vogue.com

Another core part to the collection was the idea of built in bra elements to emulate the close fit and support of lingerie.

“That is to say we put the bra into the suit,” she explained. “It’s one piece, so you just put it on and it has support, but it’s comfortable and it moves with you...''

A piece that we believe emulates Haarts vision perfectly is the cool wool Corset Jacket which has built in corsetry elements and bi-stretch fabric making it mould to the body so perfectly that no lingerie is needed.

 Image via: Alina Sepp  @alina.sepp

Image via: Alina Sepp @alina.sepp

 Image via  vogue.com

Image via vogue.com

‘’The bi-stretch, cool wool corset jacket uncovers a woman’s intrinsic identity, embracing the body like lingerie.’’
  Image via   vogue.com

Image via vogue.com

Haart aims to bring women a new choice of comfort and sensuality stating that, ''women do not have to suffer for beauty.'' If the styles feel as good as they look we cannot wait to see more of the innovative shoe designer.

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Key Textile from Christopher Kane

Key Textile from Christopher Kane