LA PERLA FW2012 Collection <Perfume of the Orient> is an East Meet West silk and lace.The grace of a geisha and the Italian sense of elegance. Auras from distant worlds meet in the most stylish eroticism. The elements that represent oriental sensuality become the leading characters of a story outlined over our body: obi belts, kimonos, lacquered screen patterns, fans. As for an art collection, the treasure lays in the pleasure of exploring every detail and in the disclosure of each element.
The fan is what inspired the Leavers lace and satin garments created with nude color strategic tulle inserts for a trompe-l’oeil effect. The sophisticated styling of the garments also incorporates other Eastern symbol wardrobe elements such as the obi belt that appears on the baby dolls. The Chantilly lace woven with a camellia pattern is the main character of a range of creations that play on a two-tone effect thanks to the use contrasting colour satin.
Stylized bamboo canes are embroidered on tulle with the harmonious elegance of floating world paintings. The "furoshiki", the Japanese art of wrapping objects in fabric, is the theme that dominates some of the garments where embroidered tulle is "wrapped" with a sheer layer of smooth tulle. Some nightwear creations are characterized by fabric designs that have been stolen from silk kimono prints depicting large round flowers in striking colour variations. The long robe whose top is built as a ceremonial kimono is certainly worth noticing.