the designer

Brazilian-born Carlos Miele made his debut at London Fashion Week on-schedule show during the Spring 2002 season.

Based in Sao Paolo, the Spring 2002 show in London marked the start of his company going global.

During the Spring 2003 season, Carlos Miele made his debut at New York's 7th on Sixth.

With his exuberant design and love for vivid colors, Carlos Miele is fast becoming an American favorite as a fashion designer.

Miele is also somewhat of a superstar in his native Brazil, not only for his design talents but for his tireless efforts to give back to the underprivileged in his Sao Paulo hometown community. Among other activities, Miele trains local women in the handicraft methods he favors in his work and buys their pieces. His efforts have also helped revive these old-world Brazilian artisan techniques.

the label

Carlos Miele looks to traditional Brazilian artisan techniques like patchwork, stitching, crochet, and leatherwork in his exuberant and insanely sexy designs. Miele designs both his ready-to-wear label and his hugely successful secondary denim line, M Officer, an affordable fusion line available only in Brazil.

The Look

Highly structured and busy pieces, bold color combinations, plenty of patchwork, bias-cut sheer gowns, clingy silhouettes, plunging necklines, low backs, and jagged hemlines open to the thigh. Furthermore he is also known for his sexier-than-thou Lycra creations, Carlos Miele also uses “materials for recycling” such as plastic and soft drinks bottles.

Who Wears It

Naomi Campbell, Christina Aguilera, Penelope Cruz, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Camilla Belle

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