Italian lingerie brand La Perla have presented their winter 2012/13 collection with a virtual runway show that includes lingerie and nightwear, a garments capsule collection, and beachwear in the ShapeCouture range.
The lingerie is strong on silk and lace, evoking oriental mystery along with Italian style. Elements from the Far East that can be seen include the obi sash, the kimono, motifs from enamelled screens, and fans. Art appears in all details, and the fan motif is developed in the Leavers lace and satin. Nude-look tulle inserts create a particularly sensual trompe l'oeil effect. Other motifs include bamboo, the Japanese art Furoshiki, flowers, and dragons, a tribute to the Year of the Dragon.