Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection

Posted on September 22, 2011

 

Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection

 

Citing references and inspirations as broad as Afro-Brazilian culture and virtual reality, the Carlos Miele Spring 2012 collection aimed for ” a dialogue between artificial and natural, modified beauty and organic.” The focus is on fluid lines, bright colors and bold black-and-whites. There’s also nods toward the trends with the ever-present sheer looks (this time styled as bathing suit coverups, which is at least a slightly more pragmatic use for sheers), some sculptural pieces to break up all the flowiness and goddess gowns, and one slightly incongruous appearance of metallics. We suspect the broadness of the inspirations is part of the reason for the broadness of the collection. Some focus is called for here. There’s an overusage of draping, ruching, and shirring on some of the gowns that looks pretty dated to us, but we loved the places where he utilized fuxico, which is a Brazilian patchwork technique made from circles of fabric gathered into the center and connected together. The effect in a print gown almost looks like flowers cascading down the front. There are some looks that really don’t appeal to us, but the prints are gorgeous and well-used here and we appreciate the exuberant, colorful, optimistic feel throughout.

 

Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection
Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection
Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection
Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection

 

 

 

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    • Sobaika Mirza

      Very last row, far left (flower cascading dress) is a stunner. A similar effect is used in a black & white in the third row.

      But I’m not in love with the collection as a whole. Some of it seems random, some seems too familiar.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294766703 Gretchen Dingman Wirges

      Looks like a Spin Art machine exploded…and I LOVE IT! The colors, the cut. Love it all.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Nothing amazing or forward about the shapes but the PRINTS are spectacular.  Overall it looks easy, wearable and lovely.

    • Anonymous

      The first three are just scarves right?  

      I like cold shoulder tops.
      The fabrics are pretty,   While the clothes may not be totally new and unique, there are some very pretty ones. 
      (I think of Bert in a similar way)

      I like the way the last dress is put together.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed.  Nothing ground breaking here in terms of cut or style, but beautiful colors and patterns.  These are wearable lovely clothes, which isn’t always fashion, but is what the world ultimately needs! (Oh yeah, and peace, love and understanding, all that other stuff.)

    • Anonymous

      Pretty!

    • Anonymous

      The prints are beautiful

    • MilaXX

      Pretty. My favs are the orangey cover up & the white godess gown.

    • narita_rayna

      wow. i just watched the carlos miele show on the lincoln center site & it’s a totally different show. lol i wonder wtf they linked to XD

    • Anonymous

      Love! Love! Love! the very last gown though it does remind me of a baby whose biological parents are PPS and Judy Noodles.

    • Judy_J

      The black and white gown in the middle of row three is stunning! 

    • Anonymous

      Very nice.  The last row two rows make me want to go swimming.

    • Anonymous

      Very nice.  The last row two rows make me want to go swimming.

    • Anonymous

      Oh thanks for the pretty guys!  What fabulous colors and fabrics – so refreshing. There is not a person in the world who wouldn’t look fantastic in that blue-green, cocktail dress. Lovely!

    • Anonymous

      Oh thanks for the pretty guys!  What fabulous colors and fabrics – so refreshing. There is not a person in the world who wouldn’t look fantastic in that blue-green, cocktail dress. Lovely!

    • Anonymous

      How nice to have some pretty today. Love, love the prints and the very wearable silhouettes. I wish I went to a beach where you could wear cover-ups like that.

    • Anonymous

      How nice to have some pretty today. Love, love the prints and the very wearable silhouettes. I wish I went to a beach where you could wear cover-ups like that.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty pieces, I really like looks #6 &14.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty pieces, I really like looks #6 &14.

    • Anonymous

      looking at these makes me feel all bebel gilberto inside… (this is good, people)

    • Anonymous

      looking at these makes me feel all bebel gilberto inside… (this is good, people)

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      Nice colors, prints, and an easy feel; I know it’s  not an in or out selection but I would vote in.

    • Anonymous

      For all that I’ve been tired of Marchesa folded napkin bodice gowns, that final one, bottom row, far right, makes me deliriousy happy.

       A lot of the prints are reminding me of geodes more than flowy watery things.  Very pretty, and I only wish I had a place to wear those bathing suit/coverup looks!

    • Anonymous

      I thought of oil sheens as soon as I saw the prints. Very pretty.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Beautiful. Eye-catching. Striking. I’d love to add some of these pieces to my closet.

    • Anonymous

      I love it all!  So soft and pretty and feminine!

    • Anonymous

      Insanely good. Insanely.

    • Anonymous

      Anyone else see the similarities in this and Anya’s collection?

    • Anonymous

      There is a lot to like here.  I am intrigued by the turtleneck strapless gown, tho in white there is a bit of a “neck injury” vibe you wouldn’t have with another color.  The prints are gorge.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      Miele is like, the master of flowy.

    • Anonymous

      These look like the clothes Anya wishes she could make.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I’m guessing the dress that’s third row center is an example of fuxico,, as is the dress in the last row on the left?  Fabulous.

      Most of these are stunning pieces. As with the Katrantzou collection we saw yesterday, the prints are doing all the work. I love that.

    • Anonymous

      This is such an amazing collection. I love the first few lines of garments. And then I love the rest too.

    • Rei Carter

      Oohh…I love the liquid quality to some of these looks. The prints are gorgeous. 

    • Addicted2Glamour

      J’adore these prints! They have quite an oil in water look about them, and the colors are simply gorgeous. My favorite  is the middle of the third row. That black and white dress is So. Damn. Sexy.

      • Anonymous

        /That’s/ the description I was trying to find! Oil in water is exactly it, especially those first three cover ups. I’m actually surprised by how well I responded to this, but I want all of it. And the body/lifestyle to properly wear it all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I’ll take one of everything.  Please.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      Bathing suit covers, yes, but how fracking gorgeous would one of those be over a very simple minidress?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      Bathing suit covers, yes, but how fracking gorgeous would one of those be over a very simple minidress?

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Oooh, I hadn’t thought of that. Awesome.

    • Anonymous

      The colors and prints are gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      I want one of everything, except the high necked sundresses which wouldn’t work with my boobs.  I hope we see some of the gowns on the red carpet. They are unusual, spectacular and  highly flattering I would think…

    • Anonymous

      love that first maxi, and sorta-love the orange maxi in the second row, but his aesthetic reminds me too much of anya’s, i.e. lazy, lacking technique, overall distaste for sleeves/tailoring, poor-design-masquerading-as-minimalism… you know, that kinda thing. ;D

    • Anonymous

      I really kind of love all of this!  The Elle slideshow had some looks that aren’t here–in particular two white dresses, one with the pleated look at the top like the last gown, and one with bare shoulders and draped sleeves.  They were very ‘clean’ and an interesting counterpoint to all the flowing looks.

      Of course I’m crazy about black and white combos in general, and I really love this swirling print.  Pretty clothes, and they look pretty comfortable too!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Gorgeous colors and prints!  Especially love seeing sheer with more accessible styling.  Beautiful.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      you, of course, are finding all the halfway decent collections, this one among them.
      that last dress, in particular, is just stunning.

    • Anonymous

      love.  reminds me of monet.  love.  want.  want want want.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I am really starting to hate sheer fabric. How am I supposed to appreciate the fabulous patterns on them when the items underneather, including the body, and even the backgrounds interfere with my view?

    • Anonymous

      I find the black & white prints the most appealing, in colors it’s almost too much. I think about a quarter of these will require the right wearer to look good, but lots of gals will be trying to be that right girl in the right dress, they are very appealing.

    • Anonymous

      I find the black & white prints the most appealing, in colors it’s almost too much. I think about a quarter of these will require the right wearer to look good, but lots of gals will be trying to be that right girl in the right dress, they are very appealing.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous!  Now that’s pattern + flowy at it’s sheer best!

    • Anonymous

      Love this collection. I especially love the colors and print combos. It’s so nice to see a designer use prints that work for so many skin tones

    • Anonymous

      i actually gasped out loud at the first dress…this collection is so pretty….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000020870811 Joe Murphy

      fuxico, which is a Brazilian patchwork technique made from circles of fabric gathered into the center and connected together

      So, it’s Portuguese for “fleurchon”? ;)

    • Anonymous

      The first shot, the b&w at the very top, reminds me of sliced malachite. Granted, it’d be b&w malachite. I’d never heard of the term “fuxico” before and I generally like the dresses where that technique was used. I learned something new. 

    • Wrenaria

      Um. Prettiest bathing suit covers ever. I’ll take the green/blue one.

      Love how flowy the prints are. Makes me think of water. Pretty collection.

    • Anonymous

      I do not care for wuite a lot of this. Very referential to others. VERY – and the coverups are ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      I do not care for wuite a lot of this. Very referential to others. VERY – and the coverups are ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      I do not care for wuite a lot of this. Very referential to others. VERY – and the coverups are ridiculous.