LUCA LUCA is a high fashion women’s luxury lifestyle brand that originates in Milan, Italy. LUCA LUCA stands for luxury ready-to-wear apparel of the finest quality and with exceptional attention to detail.
Since 1991 LUCA LUCA’s reputation and distinctive image have positioned the brand among other iconic fashion brands as one of the leaders in the industry.
LUCA LUCA carries its signature collection of ready-to-wear in exclusive couture and designer fabrics and specializes in feminine silhouettes in an extraordinary spectrum of colors. The unique color combinations and tight silhouettes have become the line's signature, and the garments often show up on the red carpet and society circuit.
THE EARLY YEARS
In September 1991 the first LUCA LUCA collection debuted, a unique infusion of classic Italian craftsmanship, timeless elegance and an appealing modern edge. The first boutique opened on Madison Avenue in New York City the following year. With the growth of the collection and its clientele, LUCA LUCA continued to open additional retail boutiques across the United States. Within a decade, LUCA LUCA expanded by opening boutiques in cities such as Chicago, Palm Beach, and Bal Harbour.
BECOMING A FASHION HOUSEHOLD NAME
In 1997 LUCA LUCA began to distribute its collections to select specialty stores throughout the United States and abroad. That year LUCA LUCA began showing its collections to the fashion industry and international media at New York's Fashion Week in Bryant Park. Over the course of the following years, the shows increased in popularity winning rave reviews for their innovative design but also for their celebrity-strewn front row.
Appealing to the modern, sexy, sophisticated women, LUCA LUCA has earned a reputation for sexy silhouettes, exquisite colors, and the use of the finest fabrics. The collection evolved to include daywear, sportswear, knits, coats, eveningwear, shoes, and accessories.
WHERE WE ARE
LUCA LUCA is based in the center of the garment district in Midtown Manhattan and distributes its line through its own boutiques in New York on Madison Avenue, in Chicago on Oak Street, in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue and in Miami at Bal Harbour Shops. Additionally LUCA LUCA products can be found throughout the US in specialty stores and selected Neiman-Marcus department stores as well as specialty boutiques worldwide.
NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR
In early 2008, Luca Orlandi, the founder of the company, appointed Raul Melgoza as the new Creative Director. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Melgoza graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in finance and then attended Parsons School of Design where he graduated top of his class and was nominated for Designer of the Year. While a student, he worked at Vera Wang to hone his skills and techniques. Upon graduation in 2005, he joined LUCA LUCA where he worked closely with Orlandi and quickly rose to the position of Senior Designer.
JOINING THE EQUITIUM GROUP
In May of 2008, LUCA LUCA was acquired by the Miami-based Equitium Group, with the vision of building a premiere luxury fashion brand on global scale. The Equitium Group focus is brands in the luxury consumer products space. Additional information on the Equitium Group can be found at www.equitium.com.