Backstage after his show, Carlos Miele
shared his vision of paradise, one in which there is "a perpetual sun" (insert global-warming joke here). As it turned out, Miele's utopia was plenty wet, too. A strong aquatic element was present from day to night: One of the caftans that opened the show—it was draped over a sleek white one-piece swimsuit—was printed with giant koi fish. On the finale gown, the fan detailing on the bodice made the model look as if she were emerging from a clamshell, Botticelli-style. Colors were vivid, fabrics slinky. One top looked like a deflated disco ball, almost ready to take a spin. Quieter pieces were scattered throughout, such as a long draped skirt that swooped up the center to reveal a flash of leg. For those who like it hot, there will be plenty here to choose from.