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Carlos Miele Spring 2012

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Carlos Miele was in his element this morning in his Spring/Summer 2012 show. The sentiment that comes to mind is goddess. From the moment the event began, he captivated us by opening with a quartet of models striking down the runway with confident flair as their flowing, chiffon caftans billowed out behind them. His vivid use of color makes this ready-to-wear collection pop in a way that almost makes others that were shown this season seem muted in comparison. High slits, crepe embellishments, embroidered details, fuxico appliqué dresses, and printed, silky charmeuse numbers belted with metallic gold glided before our eyes in seamless, fluid motion. Slinky mesh tops, goldfish and sea cliff prints, and the use of coral and vivid green perfectly evoked images of paradise — a stylized, larger-than-life fantasy that draws upon the earth’s real elements, enhancing the primitive with imagination and technology to transport us to a glamorous, otherworldly resort. The fiery abandon of summer, the “immersive landscape” of a life “under perpetual sun” as the designer describes as his theme this season- is what Carlos Miele does best. I admire the artistic unity in his patterns, and his signature exotic spark really shines here. These goddess-like creations have the presence to light up many a red carpet or cocktail party.

The cherry on top of viewing this colorful, vibrant collection was the gorgeous, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-of-her Maybelline spokes model Lisalla Montenegro in the front row. The Brazilian beauty is stunning in real life and had the room abuzz with reporters and photographers eager to meet her before the show began.
– Jessica J. Tsai
Photos: Stevyn Llewellyn

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Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn

Carlos Miele Fall 2011


Aw, the duchess hood. Grace Kelly wore it to accentuate her ethereal beauty in To Catch A Thief and Grace Jones donned the hood to play up her androgynous fierceness. This particular head-wrap seems to be right on point for designer Carlos Miele, who turned out a wonderfully luxe collection for his Fall 2011 collection. Not one to shy away from fur, models came out in beautiful fox capes and vests, worn with silk blouses and rich velvet pajama pants in colors of rose and deep black. A repeating pattern of asian inspired silk eclipse prints were gold stamped on fragile blouses and crimson gowns. Braided detail in bright chartreuse colors provided a nice contrast next to watercolor cerulean dresses. Belts were delicate and understated and cited as antique pieces. A simple cream jumpsuit was tied with a crimson waist belt that felt like a statement on the the power of color and contrast. Perhaps that was the main message behind the designer’s fall collection: the balance between delicate and rich heaviness, the shock of contrasting colors in earthy and electric tones.
— Jeanie Kwak
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn

Carlos Miele Fall 2009

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Carlos Miele – In a season of uncertainty designers are playing to their strengths, for Miele that means evening wear. This season Miele offered up what he does best- slinky evening gowns and pretty cocktail dresses. Relying on charmeuse, Miele created a series of poured on gowns with a decidedly darker edge for a designer who generally favors feminine pretty.

There were intriguing moments but on a whole, the collection felt a little disjointed and fell short of a cohesive point of view.

– A Coelho

Photos © Stevyn Llewellyn 2009.

To see the entire collection in a slideshow, click here.