La Perla has given the world some of the most luxurious decorative lingerie, and some classic basics as well. It seems fitting, then, that the venerable Italian label’s new Sensual line combines both traditions to create a new, and thoroughly contemporary, take on minimalist undies.
Sensual is as understated as it is chic: 14 separates in a monochrome palette of black, pink and pale blue, with just a handful of overlapping geometric lines to give it a modern feel and elevate the collection above the status of mere basics. And not a wisp of lace in sight.
The price points are reasonable too, considering this is one of the world’s most coveted labels: four bra styles around $100 and three bottoms for about half that price. Even the collection’s standout piece, the Sensual body (above) with its lovely overlapping tulle panels, comes in at just $112.
Most pieces are made of nylon and viscose, with satin detailing and tulle mesh inserts.
La Perla has been working very hard over the past couple of years to re-position its brand, fine-tune its aesthetic, and grow its profile in the North American market. The Sensual collection is part of that effort and gives this treasured brand a new and welcome niche: elegant minimalism. Who’d have thunk it?