Lisa Perry looked to one of her favorites, the American installation artist Robert Irwin, as her starting point for spring. “We had stumbled upon one of his shows titled ‘Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue?'” she said. “Our answer to that is: We are not.”
Perry is no stranger to primary hues, but this season, she made red, yellow and blue the main event in a series of flirty Mod-ish silhouettes featuring colorblocking, circle prints and oversize, peekaboo grommets. Perry said she upped her attention to detail more than ever; it was evident in a subtle contrasting stitch on linen dresses or the slightly off-kilter placement of dress straps.
For the presentation, held inside her SoHo boutique, Perry deconstructed red Ikea tables and hung them on the wall like art. “I love the idea of high-low,” she said, adding that some of the looks in the collection will be sold at a lower price point for the first time. “I wanted to get the point across that you can have things look very chic and beautiful, but they don’t have to be expensive.”