Luca Luca has long been known as a fashion brand for socialites but even the toniest gals run into money issues from time to time. Sources close with the company tell us that the fashion house has less than two months of operating capital and may be closing for good.
Luca Orlandi started Luca Luca in 1991 and the brand quickly became known for his brightly colored dresses and figure hugging red carpet gowns. At one point the company had several free standing stores throughout the country and its collections were sold at high-end luxury department stores like, Neiman Marcus and Barneys.
Luca Luca, which usually shows during New York Fashion Week, was absent last season. The brand also quietly closed its free-standing boutiques including the Madison Avenue space, which is currently the new home for Yigal Azrouël. In addition, the brand’s website does not include any product mention of Fall 2012 and we can’t find any retailers who are currently selling product.
We hate to be the messenger of bad news but we think a sample sale (read: liqudation sale) may be in the company’s future. What’s so bad about a society girl going down partying anyway?