Soft fabrics, soft colors, and simply designs were the order of the day at Luca Luca. The mostly mauve and very light pastel collection was a change from the bright yellows, greens, blues and pinks that are in abundance this season. The Spring/Summer 2008 collection was inspired by the modern stained glass. As the press literature informed me: “organic and geometric shapes are fused into the prints, construction and silhouette. Color effects are achieve through transparencies and degradation of pattern and scale.”
The trend for Spring is definitely the dress, once again, in lightweight fabrics that show soft movement as you walk. Ivory, mauve, ombre, seafoam, dove grey, blush, and violet, with a few soft hits of turquoise, defined Luca Luca’s designs, using delicate fabrics such as silk and rayon, chiffon, taffeta, and wool gauze. I didn’t catch all of the details from my vantage point, but the simple designs had more than meets the eye, including artful wraps and tucks to add interest to the otherwise mild palette. I would call the overall look “soft, wearable, sophistication.”
Stick-straight, super-shiny hair was held back by a large, white, rectangular barrette on just one side. Jewelry was provided by Verdura, the shoes, by Luca Luca. From my vantage point, the collection spoke softly, but carried a big (fashion) stick. No need for glitter, brashness, or brights. These clothes, flatter!