June 05, 2012 New York
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.
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