style.com: Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear review
NEW YORK, September 12, 2011
By Alison Baenen
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.