Get to know the 2023 Hamptons Innovator,
Lisa Perry grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with Marimekko in her bedroom, a Saarinen-filled living room and a two-tone orange shag rug in her family room. She has fond memories of a childhood filled with a focus on fashion, art and design; her mother founded an art gallery and her father created drip paintings in their basement while operating the family’s textile business. She moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated with a textile degree.
Lisa is a passionate collector of 1960’s vintage couture fashion and art. In 2007, she started her own fashion and home accessories brand to reflect the spirit of the ‘60s, incorporating designs composed of clean lines, geometric shapes and bold colors. Each year Lisa would produce a limited edition collection in collaboration with an artist or foundation – namely Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana and Leo Villareal. Her signature style is also embodied in her interior design, a longtime passion chronicled in her book, Lisa Perry Fashion Homes Design, published by Assouline.
Lisa is also a lifelong advocate for women’s rights with decades of support for women’s organizations. This advocacy has come full circle with the creation of Onna House. A Japanese modernist 1960s residence in the center of East Hampton, Onna House is a sanctuary filled with art, furniture, and objects by women artists and designers exclusively. With a dual mission to support and create visibility for these artists and to provide a gallery space to display their work, Lisa combines her passions under one roof to carefully curate the private home and studio. Onna House acts as a space for women artists to engage and collaborate and for collectors to discover new work.