Shattered glass, bra bursting in flame, an antiquated constrictive corset. These symbolic images have been chosen by American photographer Steven Klein to underline the key concept of the new La Perla SS17 campaign: the liberation of every woman from the need to suffer for beauty. This style revolution, which starts from the body and follows every movement with luxurious stretch materials and expertly crafted forms, is born from the brand’s deep understanding of how to enhance and celebrate the female form.
La Perla’s lingerie, ready-to-wear and beachwear collections for Spring/Summer 2017 are brought to life through Steven Klein’s lens, with an explosive visual message which underlines the personalities of the three top models who are the faces of the new collection.
Kendall Jenner is the new star of this campaign and was personally selected by La Perla’s creative director, Julia Haart to interpret the highly innovative path that the brand has set out on. Kendall’s contemporary charisma adds an unmistakable touch to every garment, simultaneously highlighting the modernity and the relaxed, self-assured elegance of each piece she wears.
Isabeli Fontana is a face of the La Perla brand for the second time, her Latin allure bringing to life the garments which were created to celebrate curves as a symbol of female identity.
Liu Wen, the first Chinese model to reach the top of the international rankings, renews her role as ambassador of the La Perla style in the Far East and reveals her more intense and sensual side.
The campaign shot by Steven Klein is broken down into a series of images full of intense colors that focus on the luxury of the silks and the exclusive fabrics which represent the soul not only of the lingerie garments but also of the new ready-to-wear collection which has marked Julia Haart’s arrival as creative director.
The shoot was held in New York under the artistic direction of Fabien Baron.
Short jacket in bi-stretch silk with floral-print profiles coordinated with the bi-stretch silk printed skinny pants. Python-leather Ada Bag with reflective metallic effect.
The “Autografo” embroidered bodysuit creates the illusion of a set thanks to invisible tulle inserts.
The topography of a fjord forms the eye-catching print for the bi-stretch silk dress with shirt collar, side split and hand-embroidered sequin detailing.
Macramè has a star role on the silk dress into which lingerie style codes have been flawlessly translated.
The “Autografo” motifs are embroidered over stretch silk for the long dress with black inserts that emphasize the décolleté.
Intriguing designs are embroidered on the nude tulle of the seductive “Autografo” baby doll.
A vertiginous neckline characterizes the wired triangle bra in stretch sheer tulle embroidered with “Autografo” motifs and paired with a thong.
Julia Haart, Creative Director of La Perla
Founded in 1954 by the talented corsetry maker Ada Masotti, La Perla is the leading Italian lingerie and beachwear maison. Artisanal heritage, knowledge of the female body, blend of innovation and tradition and Italian identity are the founding values of the La Perla universe. In the second half of 2013, the company was acquired by Pacific Global Management, owned by Silvio Scaglia’s family holding and already active in the fashion industry through the world largest model management network, operating under the brands Elite, Women and The Society. La Perla sells its creations through a network of flagship stores, shop-in-shops and corners located in the heart of the most important fashion districts, as well as being present in the best department stores and specialized boutiques worldwide. The company offers collections of lingerie, sleepwear, beachwear, loungewear and accessories for women and men who aim at expressing their style with ease and sophistication.