Lisa Perry – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
For the color-obsessed designer, what’s a bigger challenge than sticking with just one story? Lisa Perry did just that for Resort, playing with different shades of blue against a khaki and white backdrop. Inspired by the work of Italian architect and furniture designer Giò Ponti, Perry color-blocked her blues to create a gradient on a long white sundress, a geometric inset on a cotton top, and a pattern that was meant to mimic Ponti-designed tiles on one of her classic A-line minis.
The restrained palette worked well for Perry, as did the still-mod silhouettes that crept even further into the late 1960s than her Spring collection allowed. A pair of denim kick flares and an elastic-waist dress in buttery caramel leather were updates, not sudden departures. The real newness, though, was in the logo-ed snap Perry is using as a signature accent. It’s a tiny detail that is solely hers, like finishing the inside seams of her pieces with hot pink bias strips. That final touch also let Perry sneak in just a little more color. Because she really can’t help herself.