The 2010 Spring collection of design label Luca Luca made its debut last Friday, and it showcased looks that would not have been out of place on Jane Birkin in the 1970s. The collection mostly showed beautifully draped, solid color looks, many in white. There were a few dreamy watercolor prints on hand, giving the collection a little relief from a tendency toward simple sportswear Luca Luca is known for.
Luca Orlandi, founder of the line, appointed Raul Melgoza as the label’s creative director in 2008, and many fashion pundits credit the neutral color palette to Melgoza, whereas before, the collections tended toward classic fabrics made frankly “girly.”
This is not to say the current line isn’t feminine. On the contrary a number of strapless pieces featured cinched, belted waists, as did several examples of high-waisted trousers. While most color palettes were subdued, if you’re lucky enough to look good in yellow, Luca Luca presented a handful of gorgeous pieces in that color. In keeping with the 70s vibe, models wore their hair loose and curly – very Carole King circa 1975!