Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. Luca Luca’s Got the Button

September 9, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12




Summary:  Luca Luca‘s creative director, Raul Melgoza, seemed particularly infatuated with circles this season, in a collection inspired by “the sensuality and femininity of a strong woman”. Melgoza indeed trotted out some power pieces – a silk crepe jumpsuit, satin tuxedo jackets and silk chiffon gowns with cut-out shoulders to name a few – many of which sported tiny button detailing across a pocket or down the side. The accent, though slight, did add an extra bit of modernism to silhouettes that bordered on vintage-inspired and a sense of utility to the otherwise draped and flowing shapes.

What also seemed to keep the collection fresh were the infusions of color, like lime, turquoise and berry, into the tailored and pin-tucked pieces. As for pattern, we saw spots again with rosette prints that ranged from bold, graphic circles to tiny, embroidered dots that sparkled on an organza tulip jacket or sprinkled down the finale piece of a white silk crepe chiffon own. Overall, the pieces were fresh in their simplicity and the button detailing and rosette print did lend an interesting element I have yet to see anywhere else.
Colors: multicolored, rosette print, clover, berry, white, periwinkle, aqua, lime green, black, royal, teal

Fabrics and Textures: georgette, gabardine, lacquered silk, satin, crepe, sheer organza, silk jacquard, cotton-silk, silk seersucker, knit, wool organza, silk jersey, jacquard, sequined. satin organza, silk charmeuse, silk crepe, chiffon, satin crepe, silk satin, twill, knit

Key Looks: Berry silk gabardine tunic, lime green silk crepe bustier dress, white satin back crepe jacket, multicolored rosette embroidered organza tulip jacket, teal silk charmeuse draped gown, white silk seersucker jacquard romper with capelette sleeve

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