LUCA LUCA Launch Spring 2011 Collection
American design house LUCA LUCA’s Spring 2011 Collection was inspired by one of the world’s most iconic buildings.
Creative Director Raul Melgoza, whose designs often draw from architecture, this time turned to the Sydney Opera House in Australia to create the new Collection, which was showcased for the first time at New York Fashion Week late last year.
Melgoza, LUCA LUCA’s creative director since 2008, used the Opera House’s geometric triangular shapes to lend graceful movement to his light fabrics. He ensured that each piece fluidly layers transparent prints of blue, pink and coral, embodying freedom with feminine elegance.
Among the Collection displayed at New York Fashion Week was an assortment of SILK maxi dresses in soft patterned yellow, flowy cape jackets in neutrals, and draped, chiffon salmon day dresses.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Melgoza studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design and upon graduation in 2005 joined the LUCA LUCA design team. His design aesthetic is rooted in classicism, whilst incorporating the ever-changing role of women in society.
LUCA LUCA was founded by Italian-born designer Luca Orlandi in 1992. Today, the fashion brand has a presence across the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.
"Melgoza used the Opera House’s geometric triangular shapes to lend graceful movement to his light fabrics."