Anyone who is anyone lined the front row of the Luca Luca Fall 2006 show in the Promenade at Olympus Fashion Week. Serena Williams, Rachel Bilson (The O.C.), Carol Alt, Nina Garcia (Elle Magazine and Project Runway), Nicky Hilton and Rachel Roy ($40. A Day), Miss USA and Miss Universe (wearing their sashes) smiled for the paparazzi as the lights dimmed and punk music began. Known for his love of the female form, Italian designer Luca Orlandi showed a collection that interpreted American style.
Rather than his usual collection of sexy clothing, Orlandi's Fall collection exuded classic lines and impeccable tailoring. Shades of beige, charcoal, grey, white, blush and almond with touches of pale blue were unlike the designer's typical use of bright primary colors. A charcoal wool jersey dress paired with a fox stole could be worn by a young debutante and her older parent. A swinging beige wool and cashmere coat was absolutely beautiful in its simplicity.
Accentuated with ruffles cascading down the front, a shirtdress became extraordinary in a muted shade of blush. The perfect black dress in silk chiffon would make any woman feel like a princess. A black silk taffeta strapless dress embroidered with butterflies was whimsical and feminine something that any woman would covet. A degrade silk chiffon and tulle dress in gradients of blue, black and beige paired with a funky, layered necklace is pure celebrity style flirty, yet uniquely Luca Luca. The typical outfit of pencil skirt and shirt is turned on its head when Orlandi pairs an acqua wool and cashmere polo with a leopard wool and silk sequined skirt. One of the crowd's favorites was a beige wool coat with fur trim at the cuffs.
The Luca Luca line is known for its dresses, so it was no surprise that few pant outfits were shown. Model Daria Werbowy (who seemed to be on every runway this season) wore a rather simple acqua wool and cashmere jacket over an ocean colored tulle top, beige stretch wool pants on the bottom. A white wool and cotton garze shirt with beige wool and angora pants bore classic tailoring.
The show ended with three exquisite floor length dresses. A gold silk lame dress and a blush silk lame long dress were delicate and slight. The final piece, a black macrame long dress, had a sexy shape and could easily be a 'red carpet' favorite.
The Luca Luca Fall 2006 Collection had a bit of everything dresses, skirts, tops, and pants all impeccably tailored and feminine. Once again designer Luca Orlandi has created a line for the feminine form.