[Carlos showing the first dress he created for the collection, a sneak peak at a fabulous printed dress]
After a wonderful backstage interview with the ever-charming and talented Carlos Miele, I was anxious to see the clothes on the runway, assured they would receive accolades from the press. Backstage on the hangers the clothes looked, stunning, and as predicted, on the models they took my breath away. Cool fur capelets, fringed vests, and evening gowns mixed with a color palette of swirled coral/pink stole the show. In a season when most designers veered away from color, Miele embraced the rainbow found in his applique, charmeuse, lace, chiffon, and more. Of MAJOR note, however is that pret-a-porter gets an eco-consious, thanks to Mr. Miele. This season he used remnant pieces of fabric in his collection, as well as the birth of Bio Denim –– a biodegrable fabric produced from excess denim leftovers with a natural softner finish (made of Cupuacu’s butter, a Brazilian traditional fruit found in the Amazon) opposed to the usual chemicals and enzymes.