June 13, 2011 New York
For his latest Resort collection, Raul Melgoza envisioned traveling through a small village in Morocco. The Luca Luca designer wanted "to add a crafty, relaxed feeling to the clothes." So he used a floating, basketweave technique reminiscent of regional tile work on an azure linen skirtsuit. There was also an easy but still dressed-up coat-dress in laser-cut lace with a mosaiclike pattern. Some of the more memorable looks here were evening-appropriate and came in colors that evoked a Berber sunset: A pair of ombré palazzo pants cut from metallic jacquard was tied with a flouncy bow at the waist, and the standout piece of the collection was a tomato red, strapless gown in pleated silk chiffon that had a high slit and pooling skirt.
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