If the pants, ponchos, and swimsuits of recent collections positioned
Carlos Miele outside his comfort zone, his new Resort range finds him
returning him to what he does best: evening gowns. Taking a sharp turn
from Fall's pampas-inspired look, the Brazilian designer crafted a tight, focused set of dresses, in both cocktail and floor-skimming styles—with a tea-length number thrown in for good measure. Miele really upped the quality and workmanship of his offerings, some of which will garner a new-for-the-designer atelier label (which comes with a heftier price tag).
See the silk charmeuse strapless number, whose blue feather-like design
was inspired by bird wings, and a dusty-rose-colored one-shoulder gown that was purposely made to look unfinished and rough around its beaded edges. The double-faced gold and brown tulip-shaped dress with an asymmetrical top and fan-like pleating was another winner. It radiated glamour—just what every red-carpet-goer wants and needs.