Luca Luca: stories of appeal

In a day of so much black and often little overt femininity, Italian-American label Luca Luca presented a collection at New York fashion week that gave something of a change in feel to the day. Their hair pulled back into a soft bun, the show’s models took to the catwalk in pieces of colour that are at times delicate, at times inspired by the classics, and at times revisionist.

Like all catwalk collections Luca Luca had many a story to tell, with the collection including several key themes all hoping to hit the right note with different buyers. While prints opened, much needed gold hues followed and a small selection of gowns brought forth daydreams of wintery cocktail parties. The collection sets itself apart from many others through its infusions of winter brights. Each had a securely 1960s quality to them, and looks such as a two piece ensemble in burnt orange layered with a matching knit beanie and fur jacket wouldn’t have been amiss on the era’s chic stars. In fact, it’s hard to look at the ensemble and not think of the likes of Audrey Hepburn.

Worn for the autumn / winter seasons this is a collection of indoor pieces, which provides it with two blessings. The first is that all the pieces, from sheer white shirts to skirt suits with accent shoulders, are really trans-seasonal. The other is that with the outerwear, something that so many other labels use as their main commercial point, in short supply in Luca Luca‘s collection, those behind it were able to concentrate most of their efforts upon creating a collection of resplendent detail and whose appeal helps distinguish it in a season otherwise normally dedicated to layered blacks.

You can see all of Luca Luca‘s autumn (fall) / winter 2011 / 2012 catwalk offering by clicking on the thumbnails below.