NEW YORK, Sep 10, 2012/ — As his press notes said, Carlos Miele’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was inspired by a hallucinatory jungle.

And from the designer’s fertile imagination came a giraffe print in phosphate blue, a tiger skin in oxidized yellow, assuming unexpected soft, flowing forms – Miele explores the idea of mutation, with dense, hybrid patterns that suspend the imagination.

With Paula Abdul, Kelly Bensimon, Alina Cho, Fe Saracino Fendi, Daisy Fuentes, Rumi Neely, Patrick “P’Trique” Pope, Erin Wasson and Vanessa Williams sitting front row, Carlos Miele’s triumphant debut of his Spring 2013 collection did not go unnoticed by fashionistas.

A darling of the red carpet denizens, (some of them sitting front row), Carlos Miele did not disappoint with his figure hugging architectural silhouettes. Expect some of these creations to hit the red carpet during the awards season.

Photos by Marcelo Soubiah