Carlos Miele Inspired by Southern Brazil

Carlos Miele Ready-to-Wear Fall 2012 By Mercedes Sanchez

carlos miele During New York Fashion Week, it's not uncommon to come across couture pieces that are meant for costume design and not really intended for the average woman. That isn't the case with Brazilian designer Carlos Miele this season. Though definitely high fashion, Miele's Fall 2012 collection pieces are wearable.

Models walked the runway to electronic samba donning wool ponchos, boleros and hats. Miele says he was inspired by the culture of Southern Brazil. This collection is designed for urban women using the natural elegance of traditional gaúchas, a Portuguese term referring to cowboys or rural women from Rio Grande do Sul.

See what I wore to the Carlos Miele show

His collection consists of fabrics such as wool, leather, fringe and silk chiffon. Miele included a mixture of organic, geometric prints, gold and natural tones and metal embroidery.

From knee-length dresses, figure-fitting blazers and pencil skirts, ponchos including one fur poncho to a silk taffeta gown with tiered tulle, Miele's Fall 2012 collection literally has something for every occasion.

See photos below:

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Read this article in Spanish here.