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Kristin Booker • February 8, 2013

Fashion Week Diaries: La Perla Fall 2013

La Perla Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker.

La Perla Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker.

Lingerie presentations are always fun, particularly if they’re thrown as a party instead of just a presentation. When I arrived at the Dream Downtown hotel to see the La Perla presentation, it was just what you expect: all the women there are interested in the fashion and lingerie, all the men are interested in picking up the women or the models, should one suddenly stray from the fold.

Another beautiful item from La Perla Collection for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker.

Another beautiful item from La Perla Collection for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker.

Which – men, hear me on this one – never happens. You just look silly. Observe, admire, move on.

La Perla Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker.

La Perla Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker.

The collection was split into two collections and designer Giovanni Bianchi looked to travel and artistic influences for both.

Photo: Kristin Booker

La Perla Fall 2013 Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker

The La Perla Collection was inspired by 1930’s Spain, specifically the film, Manolete. The bullfighter’s ornate traditional jacket was the inspiration behind the saturated colors and impeccable details for this collection. Beautiful and fantastic in a very real way.

La Perla Black Label Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker.

La Perla Black Label Collection. Photo: Kristin Booker.

On the other side of the presentation was the re-launch of La Perla Black Label, which drew inspiration from the surreal works of Salvador Dali and Miro partnered with the legendary designs of Elsa Schiaparelli.

La Perla Black Label for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker.

La Perla Black Label for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker.

La Perla Black Label for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker

La Perla Black Label for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker

It was a marriage of embroidery, sheer mesh and structure. This is your fantasy lingerie, the stuff that comes into play when your millionaire playboy whisks you into 50 Shades of Grey land.

La Perla Black Label Collection for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker.

La Perla Black Label Collection for Fall 2013. Photo: Kristin Booker.

All in all, both are spectacular, gorgeous and realizing that my own lingerie drawer is sorely lacking. It’s time to upgrade. Like, NOW.

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