This week at Barneys New York, Lisa Perry held a presentation of her new spring/summer 2018 collection. The designer took it back to a long-time era of inspiration for her: London mod circa the mid-1960s.
A portion of the collection is devoted to black-and-white: a checker-board A-line shift and floor-length gown with cap sleeves, a cotton black sundress with a lace-up accentuated neckline, a halter-neck dress in horizontal swirls, and a crewneck sweater with “Feminist” embroidered on the cuff. “So when you cross your arms, people can read it,” Perry said of the particular placement. Perry also introduce her new take on evening-wear with a long voluminous sleeve blouse that ties at the center, paired with black and white color-blocked pants.
The collection includes looks in bright yellow (a favorite was the empire waist sleeveless dress that hits mid-calf), pink, sky blue, and orange. Plus, a fur jacket with a strip of each of those colors. We loved one long-sleeve low-V cocktail dress that blocked hot pink with orange. While walking us through the line, Perry noted that women aren’t looking for pieces that are too seasonal, so she opted for fabrics, colors, cuts, and separates that could be worn throughout the year.
We also got a peak of Perry’s forthcoming capsule collection for her 10-year anniversary that includes 10 favorite pieces from the archives. She told us she loved looking back at even some of her earliest collections, and was excited to bring back iconic pieces like the Andy Warhol Soup Can dress since originally, it had a very limited run.