Within the first few minutes of the Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2012 show, the story behind the collection was apparent—or at least I thought so! As the models sashayed in tandem down the runway, wearing draping kaftan dresses and rocking bronzed skin and slicked-back hair, one could imagine they had come straight from the beach and were now ready for an evening soiree.
Saturating the first few looks, and scattered throughout the show were crazy, bold, large-scale prints. Upon closer inspection, the orange print that started the show was actually that of an extra-large koi fish; I’m pretty sure all of the other ones were strictly abstract. The sheerness of the fabric of some of the dresses made it seem as though the patterns were right on the model’s skin, which was also an interesting effect.
Intense jewel tones were big at Carlos Miele this season. Bright oranges, aquatic turquoises, and shocking greens stood out among a slew of white dresses and separates. Vibrancy was also seen in the accent of shoe straps and the beautiful neon coral color seen on the model’s nails.
Many of the dresses featured gorgeous 3D flowery accents and gathered accordion pleat detail that cascaded down to the runway. Texture was the name of the game, and Carlos Miele brought it in spades, carrying over a fun fall trend into warmer weather.
Some memorable styles included…
+ An accordion-pleat maxi dress in turquoise, featuring cut-out shoulders and a side slit up-to-there.
+ A green and blue printed sheer jumpsuit accented with a gold belt.
+ A white fitted satin dress with an attached scarf-ish piece and small train.
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Miss the show? Watch the highlights on YouTube.
by Heather (headbandit)
Runway images via Style.com