It’s rare to see lingerie and sportswear in the same collection, but it appears that the Bolognese luxury lingerie brand known as La Perla to the world is doing just that with the newest La Perla Atelier Couture spring/summer 2015 collection. The 1954 creation of Italian corset-maker Ada Masotti, the brand has certainly expanded over the years to include nightwear, beachwear, women’s clothing, accessories and perfume. Imagine those first pieces by Masotti transported in small velvet-lined suitcases, creating the aura of a luxurious purchase with its presentation alone. Well known for its innovative launch of the “Brassiere-Bretelle” design that was worn by Rebecca Romjin in Femme Fatale, a new era of fashion has been entered by La Perla and we are definitely enjoying the label’s place in the haute couture world.
The whole of the La Perla Atelier Couture spring/summer 2015 collection show included unprecedented event after event, from the marrying of lingerie and sportswear to the closing of the show with Naomi Campbell. Creative director Emilio Rinaldi has definitely had the fashion world buzzing, with his designs boding well for the company as it moves on after celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014. We’re seeing hooded silk satin robes and basketball shorts with lacing and gold threading. We’ve got bodysuits and bras with suspenders worn over ribbed silk t-shirts. Stockings feature crystals while feathers and embroidery play a key role in the line, with transparent fabrics quite prominent across the board. The La Perla Atelier collection is expected to become an annual staple in Paris from now on!
There is something entirely too enticing about some of these looks as we enjoy lingerie pieces stacked over sheer versions. The transparency of the long sleeved crop top underneath the sexy triangle bra with an under-bust band in a criss-crossed design and the sheer version of a high waist white satin trimmed panty shaping underneath the bra’s batching thong are definitely impressive.
It’s rather intriguing to present yourself as a boxing champion of a sexy attired bride on your wedding night, but the sheer jumpsuit speaks volumes to this end. There’s something rather Arabian style about the puffing of the sheer legs of those pants with the boxer short style look underneath, while the top of the ensemble appears as sexy as can be with white beading and embroidery over sheer long sleeved crop top. Needless to say, the look is breathtaking.
Combine red lacing and embroidery with a matching red bustier, complete with garters and thigh-high stockings that are cut off at the ankles and give way to strappy studded gold and silver platform heels. The waist is cinched with a belt, while the red certainly does much to recommend itself as one of the loveliest colors to have your lingerie made in.
Styled as a boxer’s robe meet royal wardrobe, the incredibly stunning satin nightgown has one left panting in its wake. It is one of the most incredible La Perla pieces yet, with golden threading in embroidery along the hood and body hugging material, this number appears to be one only a goddess could have spun for herself. Of course, you can enjoy feeling like the heavenly apparition you are, a lady of the night or princess of the bright full moon.
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