Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall ’11. Luca Luca’s Uptown Girl on the Go

February 10, 2011 • New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo

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Summary: In a move toward a decidedly younger audience, Luca Luca was able to creatively blend a funkier edge with their signature sense of urbanity. The show began with a sort of safari-themed elegance, capelet trenches and jackets in butterscotch, olive and an artful leaf print that ran consistently throughout the show. My favorite piece showed up early on—a utility belt attached to both a twill pencil skirt and a suede pant in the same fabric so as to appear seamless with the garment (providing both fashion and function!) The well chosen pieces of fur that were worked in also added depth to the ensembles, from a silver fox/broadtail coat to a gorgeous olive leather and fox cape.

Overall, the show wasn't too much of a departure for a line that's known for its sophistication. But I have to admit, it was fun to see the fuchsias, oranges and youthful, swinger silhouettes in skinny pants, pleated skirts and cocktail dresses. The end of the show brought out gowns, some with beaded overlays or mini "Silk Armor" accents. The back detailing on the gowns, a sheer, beaded curtain called "Black Willow Lace", was beautiful and seemed to sum up the entire collection: revealing enough skin to hint at sexuality, but in a way that's still classy and totally tasteful.

Color Palette: butterscotch, avocado, fuchsia, ochre, grey, silver, olive, bark, black, black seed, orange, burnt orange, rust, charcoal, pewter, winter white, silver birdseed, black speckled, leaf print,  feathered print

Fabrics and Textures: poplin, leather, silk, twill, wool, wool jersey, silk georgette, gabardine, silk organza, suede, lace, lame, jacquard, embroidered, textured, pleated, layered, flannel, banded, wool flannel, matte, satin, cashmere, stretch jacquard, doubleface wool, fox, beaded, wool crepe, dappled silk, silk armor, silk chiffon

Key Looks: Butterscotch Poplin Capelet Trench, Grey Wool Twill Pencil Skirt with Utility Belt, Silver Fox/Broadtail Coat, Olive Leather/Fox Cape, Ochre Jacquard Blazer, Fuchsia Doubleface Wool Jersey Dress, Pewter Lace Cocktail Dress, Black Leaf Embroidered V-Neck Sheath, Black Encrusted Cowl Neck Evening Gown with Black Willow Lace Back Detail

-Alia Rajput

Photo Source: NY Mag

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