Carlos Miele Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Carlos Miele, Spring 2013

THEME: A hallucinatory jungle

HAIR: Rodney for Cutler/Redken

MAKEUP: Gato for Maybelline

ACCESSORIES: Suede fringe bags, trimmed strappy sandals

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: The show opened with a model silhouetted against a glowing blue backdrop, wind blowing against her while she gracefully moved her arms allowing the chiffon of her gown to mimic her movements. And then...pow! the beat drops and she’s strutting her stuff down the runway with Paula Abdul seated front row dancing her in seat.

Everything about this collection had a pow! moment. Chiffon dresses made up in pops of phosphate blue, oxidized yellow, and fluorescent green billowed down the runway behind models as if they were a superhero cape.

Bold beadwork emphasized waists, bustlines, and shoulders while flapper fringe was adorned at the hips and hemlines. Miele also featured a variety of animal prints like giraffe and zebra that had Paula Abdul ooh-ing and aah-ing and snapping pics on her iPhone.

The collection wasn’t for everyone, but will no doubt be seen on Miele’s cult Brazilian following and upbeat celebs like Paula.

FRONT ROW: Kelly Bensimon, Paula Abdul, P’trique