Summary: In 1960 Sinatra fell in love with bossa nova and in 2007, Carlos Miele fell in love with it too. His spring ’08 collection was strongest when the gowns exemplified and moved with the Brazilian rhythms and fluidity. Miele’s Brazilian roots were integrated with cultural touches like vibrant colors and rosette appliqués. I particularly loved the cherry blossom silk chiffon gown and top which made me want summer to arrive right now. Wait…it has.
Color Palette: pearl, ivory, champagne, light gold, light grey, lime, turquoise, guava, pink, cherry red, brown, silver, pewter and black
Textures & Details: silk charmeuse, tropical wool, silk, silk gazar, satin chiffon, taffeta, cotton voile, embroidery, crochet, jersey, flower detail, tux seaming, fuxico (rosette appliqués), strapless, asymmetrical one-shoulder dresses, cropped and cuffed skinny leg pants, smoky batik print (orange, brown and blue), cherry blossom print (red, pink and brown) and polaroid print (black and white).
Key Looks: Ivory silk satin chiffon gown with faxicos and embroidery detail; cherry blossom print silk chiffon gown with floral appliqué, silver silk charmeuse gown with embroidery detail; pewter silk charmeuse gown with metal sash (admittedly I remember the model’s neck tattoo more, ug); polaroid print silk charmeuse asymmetrical gown with rouched detail skirt.