Julia Haart Reinvents Corsetry for La Perla
Cover Image: Alina Sepp @alina.sepp
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.
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.
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.