Carlos Miele’s Spring 2009 collection saw me seated behind Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune, and directly opposite French Vogue editor, Carine Roitfeld.

With such high profile fashion figures in the room, I anticipated a great show, and I wasn’t let down.

The show started with Max Decastro, playing guitar on the runway. At many points during the show, I was worried he might collide with the models, but this didn’t happen.

With the tunes playing in the background, the show was very energetic and upbeat.

There was lots of colour and sleek silhouettes. Reds, taupes, blacks and lime greens were presented. Prints also featured heavily, which added another dimension to the collection.

Boleros were featured with gowns, in knit, fur, and pleated chiffon.

I loved the gowns, but I was equally blown away with the cocktail dresses. My favourite was a ruched taupe mini dress with on long sleeve, and on that shoulder was a gorgeous sparkly cluster of embellishments.

The collection had amazing workmanship, and I can see many of the gowns presented ending up on the red carpet. I particularly loved the black gown, with the embellished detail on the hip.


Here are some of my better pictures.


Katharine McPhee seemed to be very interested in the collection. She arrived at the show wearing a nude high-collared corduroy dress, under a black blazer and a black belt to nip in her waist.

I like the shoes and the blazer. The Spring 2009 dress? not so much on her. It looked better on the runway.

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