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At a time when many designers are doing vaguely ethnic or "tribal" looks, Carlos Miele's spring 2010 collection was firmly rooted in a time and place: The favelas of his native Brazil. "From pinwheels of stitches to what the designer called 'dreadlocks' of embellishment on a curving vest," said Suzy Menkes in the New York Times, "the collection, without being dramatically different, carried an emotional charge of clothes that have been touched by human hands." Style.com reported approvingly that Carlos Miele "did not stray too far from his signature look." As for us, we saw it as "a vibrant celebration of Brazilian sexiness, but with enough class and taste to make a Vogue photo spread shine."
· Carlos Miele [Style.com]
· A Lyrical Escape [NYT]
· Liveblogging The Shows: Carlos Miele [Racked]