Suffer to be beautiful? Not Julia Haart, who joined La Perla as creative director in August, having first worked on the brand’s accessories with her predecessor Pedro Lourenço. Haart has rebuilt the RTW collection, fitting bras — in different cup sizes — discreetly into two-way stretch tailored jackets, button-front blouses, and a short, corset-style dress. Skinny wool trousers, and double-faced silk leggings, some with high waists, came with lots of stretch — enough for martial-arts kicks, Haart argued. For the lingerie and swimwear collections, she took a similarly practical approach, cutting her bras and bikini tops lower so that the bit of fabric between the breasts doesn’t show from under a blouse, and whipping up a long and sleek stretch cotton macramé coverup that she said won’t lose its shape. This was a collection full of curves, and it’s not for everyone, but for women who want more va va voom in their everyday wardrobe, it’s just the ticket.

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