Carlos Miele Fall 2009 – New York Fashion Week Review

With a deep familiarity of how color and texture play in fashion design, Carlos Miele and his subtle crush on asymmetrics – with a one-shoulder dress being a staple – shows through his every collection regardless of season.

Miele’s Fall 2009 collection was inspired by the work of American conceptualist artist Sol LeWitt, which included aspects of “endless spacial manipulation, rich color dialogue and jarring disorientation.” His show consisted of pieces in solid colors like dark blue, aubergine and light gold. The three sole prints of the collection were bold, three-dimensional, geometric prints in lime, aubergine, and black and white. Miele even managed to successfully mix the latter two prints in an exquisite long dress. Runway ensembles, comprising mostly dresses and skirts with a few textured knitwear pieces and luxurious mink coats, were accessorized with embroidered belts, silk shantung clutches, and dark satin high heel sandals. A fresh concept for fall was Miele’s distinctive pleated boleros, which were beautifully paired with flowing silk and chiffon evening gowns, adding an edge to the polished looks.