| Mar 16, 2015 |
Lisa Perry turns to Schumacher for eveningwear collection
By Staff

Known for ready-to-wear fashion that imbues the spirit of the ‘60s, designer Lisa Perry has teamed up with Schumacher to launch an eveningwear collection using the company’s fabrics, resulting in colorful, mod dresses and separates in classic, opulent fabrics.

Lisa Perry

“I have known of Schumacher fabrics since I was a little girl,” said Perry, whose family was in the home textile industry. “To be collaborating with them today feels totally right, and to see our first eveningwear collection in their rich, classic fabrics in our modern shapes, colors and details is thrilling.”

The 13-piece collection, which Perry describes as “eye-popping and completely unique,” features some of Schumacher’s most sought-after fabrics in Perry’s favorite shapes, such as the Serengeti circle pocket tunic ($895), Zebra Palm short sleeve gown ($1,795) and Les Gazelles Au Bois racer-back gown ($1,995). Tunics, dresses, gowns, skirts, pants and coats will retail for between $895 and $3,000.

“When Lisa Perry approached us about partnering with her, we couldn't have been more thrilled,” said Dara Caponigro, creative director at Schumacher. “Schumacher has had a rich history of collaborating with some of the best names out there, starting with fashion designer Paul Poiret in the 1920s. As creative director, one of my tasks is to bring Schumacher back to its roots as the premier home fashion brand.”

Left to Right: Serengeti Tigre, Les Gazelles Au Bois, Zebra Palm Linen Print.

As of Feb. 23, the collection is available for purchase exclusively at the Lisa Perry Madison Avenue boutique, Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, and at online. A portion of the proceeds of the collection sales will go to The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

“We've always had an eye for the cutting edge and a respect for classicism and this new partnership speaks to just that,” said Caponigro. “There is nothing extraneous about Lisa's designs; they are at once thoroughly modern and thoroughly elegant and completely right for today.”

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