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.

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.