You might never have guessed it but Carlos Miele and director James Cameron have something in common ‒ a love of the ‘tridimensional’. While
Cameron’s 3D experiments may center on blue people and the big screen, Miele’s latest collection gave fashion a three-way interplay. By playing with luxe
fabrics - fox fur, duchesse silk and velvet, invigorating print and cornea searing color - Miele almost drove us into sensory overload in the best possible
Far from gaudy, this was a collection of simple sumptuousness. The first look gave little red riding hood a grown up, neutral toned makeover. A light gold
duchesse hood hinted that the Carlos Miele woman is discreetly glamorous and pleasingly aloof. While the pairing of an off white silk blouse and crepe
trousers complete with a fox fur cape epitomized modern opulence. The collection mixed heavy textures, a silk chiffon top underneath a short fox fur cape
worn with rose velvet trousers and antique silver belt, but still managed to look clean, helped along by the models’ refreshing simple plaited pony tails.
Miele seemed to be on red alert this season, splashing the color on one of the artfully draped jumpsuits that brought some Brazilian heat to the collection.
He was certainly daring when marrying color and print, which paid off particularly well with a graphic stripe knitted top and eclipse print skirt, but Miele fell
short with his chartreuse and electric blue gowns.
Highlights included the silk duchesse ball skirts in charcoal and light gold and the silk pajama pants (meant for so much more than a pajama party) that
placated both Miele’s Grandes Dames fan base and his younger followers. There were a lot of starry gowns, with varying results, the most striking being
the rose velvet halter dress which was ethereally light considering its heavy fabric. Miele deftly balanced multiple elements in each of his looks - brightly
striped tops, sensuous fur capes and weighty velvet trousers- to end up with a result that is clean, fresh and on another dimension.
By Isabella Redmond Styles
POSTED February 15, 2011
Carlos Miele Creates 3D Fashions for Fall