5 posts tagged "Lisa Perry"
Count Lisa Perry among the score of Coca-Cola fans in fashion (Marc Jacobs—this year’s Diet Coke creative director—sent Georgia May Jagger down his Spring runway sporting a sweatshirt embroidered with the wave found on a classic can of Coke, and the recognizable logo was also splashed onto sequined tanks and tees at Ashish). “I literally used to drink Coca-Cola for breakfast and with every meal after. I love the iconic nature of the brand and its presence in pop art,” said Perry, who was recently tapped by LEITZES&CO to work with Coca-Cola on a limited-edition glass for the holidays. Other participants in this season’s designer drinkwear series included Henry Holland, Garance Doré, and artists Qian Qian and Craig Redman. Perry initially approached the project wanting to do “a very recognizable ‘Lisa Perry’ image on the glass. We first drew up sketches of girls in my dresses, but as the collaboration moved on, we realized that one graphic word (“Enjoy”) was going to be bolder and more universal,” she told Style.com. “One thing we knew was that it had to be colorful!” The effervescent result is a perfectly collectible tumbler ($18) that would make for an ideal hostess gift. It will be available, beginning December 9, at Lisa Perry’s Madison Avenue store and online. The sweetest part about the partnership? Coca-Cola made a donation to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Perry’s behalf.
The Spring ’14 collections kick off in New York on Wednesday, followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Lisa Perry
WHERE: New York
WHEN: Wednesday, September 4
WHAT: “We’re ‘spinning the ball’ and leaving our colorful comfort zone. Lightness and fresh air entered our studio and we fell in LOVE!” — Lisa Perry. The designer sent us a snap of her mood board, above.
Japan, horseback riding, and fear of the dentist were among the inspirations at FIT’s annual Future of Fashion show last night, where students of the graduating class of 2013 showed off their creations. Supported by a gift from Calvin Klein (an FIT alum, of course), the show was divided into several categories, including special occasion, sportswear, intimate apparel, knitwear, and children’s wear—which, thanks to a rambunctious mini model who moseyed down the runway with his tongue stuck out, was a particular crowd pleaser. “I was really blown away,” said Lisa Perry, who mentored designers in the sportswear category. She bestowed the Lisa Perry sportswear award upon Jae Lee (above, left). The winning designer sent out an oversize charcoal wool skirt suit garnished with electric orange PVC, and topped it off with a clever plastic visor. “He was incredibly creative,” Perry said of the graduate, who was inspired by yearbook images, which he etched into plastic. “And the quality was amazing. I was so proud!”
Other standouts included Jong Suk Park (above, right), whose chunky hooded knit look won second place in Cotton Inc.’s Best Use of Cotton contest, as well as Carly Rosenbrook’s structured white denim and PVC look, which took the Gary Graham sportswear prize, and Miguel Pena’s waxed cotton and leather separates, which received the Rag & Bone sportswear award. Visit FIT’s website to learn more about the many talents in the graduating class of 2013.
Known for her candy-hued 1960s aesthetic, Lisa Perry is not a “punk” chick. So the theme of next week’s Met Ball—Punk: Chaos to Couture—posed a bit of a problem. “My first reaction was, ‘Oh no, what am I possibly going to do for punk? It’s so not my thing. I am so not a spikes girl,’” Perry told Style.com. The answer, she explained, revealed itself during a serendipitous trip to Brooklyn. “I was driving along, and I saw some graffiti, and I thought, I’m going to spray-paint a dress!” The lightbulb moment not only inspired the creation of her daughter’s Met frock (Perry herself opted for a black column gown with leather accents) but also a five-piece capsule collection (below) and window installation that will arrive at her Madison Avenue boutique on May 6.
“Graffiti ties back to my love of art,” said Perry, whose past collections have nodded to Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Jeff Koons. “It just connects everything.” Perry invited Style.com to witness the birth of her pop-meets-punk experiment. On the roof of her Sutton Place apartment, the designer was armed with a drop cloth and no fewer than two dozen cans of spray paint. She stepped gamely out of her Manolo pumps and, with a real DIY spirit, got to work. The resulting party frock is a brightly colored tribute to street art, with a few rebellious, albeit playful, undertones.
Perry also served up some veteran’s advice to first-time Met Ball attendees. “The frightening part is getting through the red carpet! Once you get to the top, it’s the most incredible spectacle. You don’t know where to look first. It’s just a magical, magical event.”
Lisa Perry is located at 988 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075; (212) 431-7467.
Those wishing to inject some pop-art color into their lives would do well to swing by Lisa Perry’s new lifestyle store in Soho. “I think people will always be drawn to the Mod era. It’s so bright and happy,” Perry said as she rustled through her enviable troves of Cardin and Courrèges rarities. Part showroom, part lounge, the store showcases the designer’s sixties-style shift dresses and accessories, along with home furnishings, rare DVDs, mini Vitra chairs, eBay-sourced Heller dishware, and, well, whatever else Perry adds to the rotating mix. I have my eye on the graphic throw pillows in her signature circle print. After all, minimalism feels so last season.
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 383 West Broadway (between Spring and Broome), 212-334-1956, www.lisaperry.com