Back in February I was lucky enough to win a V.I.P shopping experience at La Perla‘s Madison Avenue boutique in Manhattan *squeals with delight*. The lovely ladies assisting me in store helped me locate some gorgeous lingerie that was a perfect fit for my shape and so I came away with not only some delightful free gifts (including a bottle of j’aime la nuit perfume) but a few treats pour moi.
During the experience I leaned that La Perla had a ready to wear (RTW) collection. This was a surprise to me, but a quick search on Vogue indeed revealed some pictures of previous collections, my favourite being Spring/Summer 2009 – Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s final year of designing for the Italian brand. Looking at the pictures I felt that Dell’ Acqua had transformed the brand beyond the bedroom which was an achievement, yet retained something of the seductive feel of La Perla, which was important.
La Perla recently revealed illustrations of their Spring 2011 RTW range, sadly not yet available to buy online but sold in their boutiques. I really want to check the range out to explore this unique side of one of my favourite lingerie brands. It also got me thinking about my recent purchases and on a night out this weekend I wore my La Perla garter belt over the top of a white stretch dress, for a little waist-cinching-and-lace-and-monochrome styling. I’m a little nervous about posting this look, as I like it, but you may have other thoughts on underwear as outerwear, Blog Reader… It was a big “trend” last summer – did you embrace it? Do you have any thoughts on RTW from lingerie brands like La Perla?
Images below reproduced with kind permission from La Perla.