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Big cowl hoods, fur capes and lots of lush velvets—if Little Red Riding Hood were not so stuck on red, and dressed a bit sexier, we suspect that she would have been all over Carlos Miele's latest collection. And the wolves would have been all over her...
As usual, Miele's colors were bold, this time including solid ceruleans, purples, blacks and reds, along with some golden metallic patterns, and a couple of pieces with atypical pink and orange stripes. The Brazilian designer, best known for his striking eveningwear, festooned many of this collection's red carpet-worthy looks with dramatic snake-like braided details.
Marginally more casual, but no less dramatic, the collection included draped skirts, oversized harem pants and harem panted jumpsuits, all cinched tight at the waists. And while Scheherazade might be more the harem pants type than Little Red Riding Hood, we suspect our girl would have loved the bright red crepe jumpsuit belted with the black velvet sash.
The crowd, not surprisingly, was heavy on Brazilian accents and bloggers, but aside from the front row's Mark Indelicato, it was decidedly light on Hollywood types. The handsome designer's clothing are always so dramatic, and inevitably make such an impact, that we don't get it. Actresses—and their stylists—should have been there fighting it out over who gets to wear this collection.
· All Fashion Week Coverage [Racked]
· Carlos Miele [Official Site]