Earlier I posted video that I shot of the Carlos Miele Spring Summer 2011 runway show, now here are some still photos and the show notes, which give some insight into the Brazilian native's inspiration, namely, butterflies and Pink Floyd. What they have in common is no boundaries, a concept that translates into upbeat, energetic fashion. Highlights included a butterfly print silk charmeuse short dress with nude heels and stunning jewelry by Ivanka Trump (bling, bling!); wearable pieces like off-white crepe cargo pants with a white t-shirt and embroidered vest; aspirational gowns like a royal blue silk chiffon dress with chain applique.
I'd like to see Miele push the envelope even more; his choice of live music sung by Brazilian pop-singer Bibel Giberto was a step in the right direction even if the entire show didn't quite coalesce. The black evening gowns at the end seemed anticlimactic although they were still stunning (they reminded me of the cover art from my Dark Side of the Moon album, another Pink Flloyd reference?) . The vivid reds, blues and lime greens are what I will hold onto.
See if you can spot reality TV star Olivia Palermo sitting front row in one of my photos, after the jump! It's like Where's Waldo.