When we stepped into the offices of Paul Wilmot Communications to attend their Spring 09 press preview we were immediately greeted with a warm smile from two attractive receptionists and Bellinis from Ciprianis--such is the way of Paul Wilmot. The first collection we looked over was the Luca Luca Spring 09 collection. It was understated with neat tailoring which makes it a perfect collection to see in person. As busy as it was (everyone was eyeing this rack, wanting to take a look through the collection) we picked out a few pieces that we thought really made a statement. One jumpsuit in particular we remembered from the Spring 09 runway show, and was as nicely tailored in person as it appeared on the model. The salmon, white, and black shoes were also one of our favorite aspects of the collection--tiny perforations gave them a sporty feel. Check out our gallery from the preview below, and the entire Spring 09 runway show, right here.
Luca Orlandi's Spring 2009 Luca Luca collection shined, literally, with a choice of textiles from silk to satin that showcased sheen. Check it out in our video of the runway.
Luca Luca Spring 2008 Fashion Show
Behind the scenes at the Fall 2007 Luca Luca show was every bit as glamorous as you would have imagined. Gorgeous, flawless looking models sat and waited their turn as makeup artists, lead by Tom Pecheaux, perfected smokey eyes and hair stylist, Teddy Charles, coiffed and curled.
The clothing was lined neatly in racks and the red carpet area had a white and silver Luca Luca backdrop. Unfortunately the photo area was packed inside since it was a mere 9 degrees on this frigid New York day. Although cramped, photographers didn't skip a beat as Carmen Electra, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lauren Conrad, Bobbi Thomas, Kelly Rowland, JC Chasez and many more made their fashionably late entrances.
Lucky for me, I had the opportunity to speak with both hair and makeup about their looks for the show. Teddy explained that he and Luca wanted to do something to up-sweep the models hair and keep it off of their necks to show off the details in the clothing. He also felt that sweeping the hair upwards shows off their faces.
He began this updo with hair that had been washed the day before. He started with a low ponytail and didn't pull it completely through - in essence he made a loop.
With the remainder of hair that was poking out, he used a Tourmaline T3 Ionic Wet/Dry Iron to create waves. Then he set hair with a touch of Kerastase Resistance Double Force Hair Spray. Each model only took about 20 minutes.
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Luca Luca continues to exude upscale elegance and charm with their Fall 2007 collection. Colors here were muted; nothing was bold except for the gold/silver lame in most of the threads.
The showstopper was the ski wear. These sporty looks were shocking and pristine - a jolt of white lightening. Other stunners included a pair of silver metallic rayon skinny pants, a champagne sequin dress with caramel mink stripes and an exquisite white fox vest. Clearly, Luca Luca has no reservations about fur. Evening wear was very alluring and sexy with long, elegant and shimmery gowns. Skin was an accessory with plunging draped backs; a woman would feel just as sexy as she looked wearing these items. There were some 80's references: a high waisted pleated pant with cuffs and a (surprisingly really cute) zip up sweatshirt dress. The handbags featured were larger than their usual clutches; some were lovely, some were way too large to be practical.
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Luca Luca may not be a household name, but when the Hilton sisters, Patricia Field, and Emmy Rossum all show up at the label's New York Fashion Week event, you know Luca Luca is a name to know. And after seeing the Spring 2007 collection, I can understand why the celebs love it. (To see all of Fabsugar's New York Fashion Week coverage, click here.)
Created by Milan native and noted looker Luca Orlandi, the clothes are delightfully feminine without being fussy; again, we see a heavy reliance on neutral tones, here with romantic splashes of red. The irresistible cocktail dresses and evening gowns emphasize clean lines and retro-inspired shapes, including cape jackets, high waists, and voluminous skirts, that are both flattering and innovative. Details like bows and embroidery—which might look frivolous elsewhere—take on a sleek sophistication. To see the collection, read more