Evening looks made up the entirety of Carlos Miele
's Resort collection, but that didn't mean this was totally business as usual from the festive-minded Brazilian designer. Silver chains and dark beaded trims added some much-needed toughness to pretty crepe gowns and satin minidresses. Other gowns were actually two looks for the price of one, a popular conceit this Resort season. A red accordion-pleated number featured a detachable train, and a black strapless chiffon look came with an elaborate (and fully removable) one-shouldered sequin overlay.
Miele doesn't necessarily need to tweak his formula—he owns one of the biggest fashion brands in one of the world's most populated countries, after all—but he's smart enough to incorporate fresh ideas each season, this one being no exception.