Playing house

La Perla erects an aristocratic manor for its A/W 2017 show

With a mammoth set build of two weeks, La Perla marked its New York Fashion Week debut with an impressive set design inspired by a manor house. Its A/W 2017 collection took inspiration from artistic representations of British gardens, and these varying interpretations were imagined across six rooms of the majestic La Perla Manor.

‘We explored the work of influential artists, from the Pre-Raphaelite painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema to contemporary painters such as Georgia O'Keeffe,’ explains creative director Julia Haart, who presented her second collection for the label. Housed over two floors, the manor was created using plywood, pine and steel decking, and as the show opened models walked from rooms of the house onto a horizontal catwalk.

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