Carlos Miele's casual, comfortable cover-Ups for resort

Updated: 2008-06-10 15:04

Model wears a design at a presentation of the Carlos Miele Resort 2008 collection in New York on Thursday, June 5, 2008.[Agencies]

A rooftop in the Meatpacking District with impressive views of downtown New York-and Carlos Miele's 14th Street store-was the setting for Miele's light and carefree Resort 2008 collection. As live musicians from Brazil softly sang and strummed a guitar, guests on hand to view the collection sipped strawberry caiphirinas to beat the balmy late afternoon heat on Thursday, June 5, while a handful of models posed in boldly colored caftans and ruffled dresses.

The collection focused on casual swim cover-ups that would look glamorous whether worn poolside or post-beach for a night stroll. Prints, one of Miele's strong suits, were well-represented here, as abstracted water droplets or red flowers and butterflies.

Comfort was the key message here, with empire-waisted goddess gowns or loose one-shouldered tiered trapeze dresses in washed, crinkled silk. The rosette, one of Miele's popular recurring motifs, was featured on the hem of a dress and embossed into a silk top. Not heavy on pants, there was one wide legged version in the collection and a pair of cute beige bloomer-like shorts. Raffia sandals, either strappy platforms or flats, completed the looks.

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