If you are into 60’s style shift dresses with a modern twist and you don’t know about Lisa Perry, you should. The designer’s aesthetic is clean lines, geometric shapes, primary colors and minimalism. After a successful debut with Jeffrey New York, Perry’s line is now carried at Barneys in New York and Beverly Hills, barneys.com and the Lisa Perry boutique in New York City on Madison Avenue.
A few weeks ago the store moved down the street to the corner of Madison Ave. and 77th. The store occupies 2,000 sq feet and is a clean white space with jolts of color from her line. I first noticed the store on my way to exhale spa to my beloved Core Fusion class a couple of weeks ago. This past Wednesday it was pouring outside and I was a tad early so I ran in to stay dry and to check out the profusion of color. Not only does the store have a ton of shift dresses in all colors of the spectrum from her Spring/Summer 2012 collection, it also features bags, housewares, adorable children’s clothing and Lisa’s first namesake jewelry collection. Yet hanging in the front were items that really caught my eye… the just-launched Jeff Koons inspired collection.
In a follow-up to Perry’s Warhol collaboration of 2010 and the Lichtenstein collection of 2011, this limited-edition Jeff Koons capsule collection is the third in a continuing series of art inspired lines designed by Lisa Perry. For the current installment, Perry was eager to work with a living artist and felt Mr. Koons was a natural fit based on his aesthetic and point of view. Inspirations from pop art and the use of vibrant, colorful imagery align the artists and sparked the idea of a collection inspired by Jeff Koons.
“He gave us full access to his entire body of work,” explained Perry. “It was more inspiration than I could have ever dreamed of!” The collection features some of the artist’s most iconic works: Loopy, Rabbit, Monkeys, Monkey Train and Pink Panther. Handbags and jewelry start at $295 and T-shirts, dresses and jackets will retail for $150-$4,500.
If you can’t make it to her store, the collection is available at lisaperrystyle.com.
988 Madison Ave at 77th St.
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