Carlos Miele Fall 2010

Where & When: Monday, February 15 at 11 a.m., the Promenade, Bryant Park
Runway Recap: While black has definitely been the new black so far this season, Carlos Miele bucked the trend with a very colorful collection, including enough sun-kissed, colorblocked dresses to make you forget the mounds of snow piling up outside. Because the Carlos Miele woman is sexy and urbane, however, there were plenty of neutrals to temper the mix, including swingy cropped fur jackets and capelets, paperbag-waist skirts and pants, and forever-chic black-and-white evening gowns with architectural details. Miele knows how to make a killer party dress, and some of the strongest looks were strapless column dresses detailed with zippers, sequins, and or intricately pieced designs. Even more luxe was a series of dresses in satins so fluid, they looked liquid.
Standout Look: Layering has been a key buzzword thus far this week, and when Miele does it, he makes it look damn sexy. One could wear this fitted, long-sleeve jersey top and draped satin skirt during the day, then add the sequined cropped jacket for an instant femme fatale nighttime look.
Bonus Points: French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was in the front row, as was model Maggie Rizer and everyone's favorite Noted Fashion Photographer, Nigel Barker. I was also digging the mellow Brazilian samba soundtrack.
Where to Buy: Carlos Miele Boutique, 408 W. 14th St. (9th Ave. & Washington St.).

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