Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ’11. Carlos Miele’s Ever-Changing Landscape

February 14, 2011 • New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo

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Summary: Brazilian-born designer Carlos Miele made his Carnivale-loving country proud with a celebration of color, print and texture in his Fall '11 collection. There didn't seem to be one consistent theme throughout the collection, as furs and high-waisted pantsuits were quickly replaced by vibrantly colored print on print separates and eventually, a kaleidoscope of fluttering evening gowns.

The one underlying element throughout was his keen attention to detail, especially in the oft-seen rope-like accents that curled like beaded vines along gold and nude silk charmeuse gowns, also woven down the side a chartreuse and cerulean cocktail dress. Between the knotted macramed accents, the one-shouldered styles and signature Miele draping, there was a regal sort of Grecian goddess element to many of the pieces. The final silk chiffon confections in the painterly "satellite print" were one of the best interpretations of the graphic print trend that's been showing up all over the Fall '11 runways.

Color Palette: natural, light gold, off white, antique silver, beige, gold, black, nude, rose, amber eclipse print, peridot, red, graphic stripe, paprika, fuchsia, petrol, cerulean, chartreuse, electric blue, charcoal, dark gold, white, satellite print

Fabrics and Textures: fox fur, silk duchesse, crepe, leather, bead, silk charmeuse, silk chiffon, velvet, suede, fur, knit, fur, macrame

Key Looks: Natural section fox fur cape, black velvet saruel pants, antique silver beaded belt, red crepe jumpsuit with black velvet sash, amber eclipse print silk cache-coeur dress with peridot eclipse sash, chartreuse silk chiffon dress with cerulean braided detail, satellite print silk chiffon strapless dress with beaded detail

-Alia Rajput

Photo Source: NY Mag

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