Luca Orlandi was born in Milan, Italy around 1960. He studied at the Bocconi University in Milan and then moved to the United States and studied at the Columbia University. He spent the beginning of his fashion career working with several designers in Italy, before joining Bill Blass and subsequently Oscar de la Renta in the U.S. He launched his own label called LUCA LUCA in 1992 which became known for rich couture fabrics and techniques to make the highest-end ready-to-wear garments. He makes chic, creative, understated yet undeniably sexy clothes. Buyers at Neiman Marcus, New York store, say that his clothes are very Italian in flavour, but they have been tailored to suit the American woman. He has now introduced a line of accessories, shoes, bags and belts to complete and complement his sophisticated womenswear. Luca Orlando joined with many other designers to create a red dress for the Heart Truth Charity Show which opened New York Fashion Week. His red dress was worn by Tennis star Venus Williams. Dresses in sexy shapes and Crayola Big Box colors; separates so bold, you’ll be brave enough to ask for a raise.
Glimmery, girly dresses with fluttery accents and flirty colors dominate Luca Luca’s collection. Notable for Orlandi’s use of rich colors and delicate constructions, Luca Luca clothes are sweet without being precious or inappropriately young. Though the line is best-loved for its elaborately stitched eveningwear (often featuring hand-done embroidery or painted silk fabric), it also offers a bold selection of separates appropriate for the office, but still boasting the designer’s trademark colors and details. Small, come-hither touches like lace necklines or tiny black roses embroidered down the seam of a skirt are also the norm. Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway, Elisha Cuthbert
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