Carlos Miele was inspired by the culture of Southern Brazil for Fall 2012, particularly the dress of traditional female gauchos of Rio Grande do Sul. The collection reflected Miele’s distinct point of reference: a taupe wool poncho trimmed with metal edged fringe, sand crepe pants, fringed open toe booties, and a gaucho hat opened the show, thus capturing the essence of the theme, and setting the tone for the rest of the presentation. Of course Miele offered more than traditional ‘country’ wear. Black crepe boleros with shoulder gold metal embellishments, wide leather belts with grommet details, and a bevy of chic jumpsuits accented by fox fur stoles underscored the utter luxury of the collection. For evening wear, Meile went from cowgirl inspiration to full on glamour with taupe gowns in iridescent silk taffeta and one shoulder silk charmeuse numbers with gold sequin underlay. Colors were earth toned with the exception of prints combining tangerine or fuchsia with navy and black.
knee length hems, floor length gowns, bolero jackets were cut above the naval
taupe, tan, sand, ecru, black, chartreuse, beige, teal, gold, cherry red, cinammon, oatmeal, gradual blue, fuchsia, tangerine, select patterns mixing tangerine or fuchsia with navy and black
satin, tulle, fox fur, silk, wool, crepe, lamé, silk chiffon, silk taffeta
a mix: laser cut leather pencil skirts created straight silhouettes while wide belts with grommets offered hourglass profiles
black and nude open toed booties with metal edged fringe details, black leather belts with grommets and coin appliqués, gaucho hats and sashes, knitted fox fur throws