When you think of the jungle, rarely do you imagine animal prints billowing in chiffon down a runway. However, Carlos Miele’s Spring 2013 collection was just that, “a step into a hallucinatory jungle”. Many of the luxe print evening gowns were accented with heavy beads, stones & fringe for as far as the eye could see. The use of charmeuse, chiffon, color and patterns in Miele’s collection took you on a journey through a safari with looks reminicient of leopards, zebras and even modelesque giraffes.
The looks not only exudes animalistic glamour but with colors present such as blue, green, black and ivory this collection could be considered a tribal as collections can come. I could definitely look forward to fashionable celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Solange Knowles wearing these jungle-inspired designs next season but with some of his more elegant designs – it’s quite possibly that you’ll see a few of these daring looks on a red-carpet near you come awards season next year.