13 Sep Runway2DC: Carlos Miele SS13 is Great Option for Spring Gala Season in DC
by ATFDC Contributor Susan Stipanovich
Traditionally, Carlos Miele looks to traditional Brazilian artisan techniques like patchwork, stitching, crochet, and leatherwork in his exuberant and sexy designs. The red-carpet-ready looks tend toward the highly structured and the busy, with bold color combinations, clingy silhouettes, plunging necklines, and jagged hemlines open to the thigh. Clients include Camilla Belle, Beyoncé, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Keira Knightley. Says Hal Rubenstein, Creative Editor of InStyle (interviewed by All Things Fashion DC in July), “[w]hen his dresses come down the runway they swing. They swish. They almost sashay on their own. Step inside one of their upward-arching hemlines and you’re reminded that legs were never meant for merely walking.”
Miele’s Spring/Sumer 2013 collection didn’t disappoint. Ensembles sent down the runway were playful and bold, with splashes of animal print and sexy fringe to complete the confident woman’s wardrobe. There will certainly be no shortage of places to wear Miele’s tantalizing pieces this spring, released just in time for the Spring Gala season in D.C., which fill Fashiontonians calendars.
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His S/S13 collection is perfect for those cutting edge stylistas who wish to get noticed at an event. The bold yellow gown with perfectly executed pleating is sure to turn heads at any party or gala. For those looking to invoke the Great Gatsby trend, Miele has offered up some wonderful options, including a fantastic black beaded drop-waist dress with playful fringe that would be suitable for any formal event where one needs to impress. The pieces are perfect for those Fashiontonians who wish to embrace their femininity, convey confidence, and have a bit of fun as well.
Also available are fantastic accessories for less formal occasions, where Miele embraces his roots and offers up lovely beaded handbags that are perfect for meeting friends for brunch or running errands at the weekends. Miele allows Fashiontonians to embrace a more luxurious and playful side of life in Washington, where playing hard after a long day of working hard involves bold splashes of yellow and green, a dash of animal print, and flawless tailoring that transforms any woman into a gorgeous, confident, force of nature.
featured image by DC fashion photographer Walter Grio / Fashiontographer
Susan Stipanovich is a stylist and writer who lives and works in Washington D.C. She researches counter terrorism methods and international security sector reform in Africa and the Middle East by day as a Department of Defense associate and spends her free time curating a fashionable lifestyle through her blog Hepburn Loves Givenchy.