Tuesday, 7 December 2010

You Need To Know-Designer Carlos Miele.

One of the main characteristics of Carlos Miele's work is his creative convergence of cut and design with combinations of craft and luxury. His designs transcend the influences of his Brazilian roots with the application of cutting edge technology and an appreciation of contemporary lifestyles, creating a work that is fresh and unique. Born in Sao Paulo, Miele has presented his last 11 fashion shows in New York, always receiving a great outcome from the press and trend setters.
The designer's amazing ability to mesh a strong fashion vision and social conscience has allowed him to create and develop some of the most innovative endeavors with artisan cooperatives from several regions of his native country. Miele brings Brazil's beautiful handcraft techniques that were slowly beinglost and forgotten, to the international runways and important fashion stores, creating a connection between two worlds that would normally never find each other.
Miele is also a multi-disciplinary creator that has an informal artistic background. Always in constant experimentation, he presents a work that questions the conventions and formalisms, migrating between different frontiers and languages. He creates stage and street art performances, photography series, books, and art video scripts. Carlos Miele«s creations and performances have been presented in museums and art centers as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as in individual and collective exhibitions in several countries such as the United States, England, Italy, Nigeria, Holland, Switzerland and Brazil.
In June of 2003, Miele opened his first flagship store in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan, New York. The project was created by the architect and visual artist Hani Rashid, from Asymptote. The walls are computer cut into curving seamless surfaces that recall the organic work of great modernist artists from Brazil like Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle-Marx. The space is considered one of NY City's references of contemporary architecture as published in several international books and architectural magazines. It represented New York at the International Biennial of Architecture and Design and received many awards, including two as Òthe store of the yearÓ: ÒThe Annual Interiors Awards CompetitionÓ and ÒThe Visual Merchandizing and Store DesignÓ. In October of 2007, Miele will open his new international store at rue Saint-HonorŽ, in Paris. The project will also be designed by Hani Rashid and is part of the international plan that includes openings in London and Milan, to be followed by other stores in the US next year.
In the fall of 2006,Carlos Miele launched his contemporary line internationally, ÒMieleÓ. The collection is available in department stores in 19 countries. Currently the designer«s collections are carried in 24 countries and worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Petra Nemcova, Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum, Alicia Keys, Eva Longoria, Debra Messing and Iman, among others.
¥Carlos Miele«s main artistic exhibitions:
- The Andy Warhol Museum, USA, 2005 Ð Exhibition Ò10th Anniversary celebrationÓ
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA, 2004- 2005 Ð Exhibition ÒWILD: Fashion UntamedÓ
- Centraal Museum, Neitherlands, 2005 Ð ÒGlobal Fashion, local traditionÓ
- Santander Cultural, Brazil, 2004 - Exhibition "Hyper-Rela›es eletro//digitais" - Carlos Miele«s Fiber Optic Dress and the video ÒLucifersÓ
- International Biennial of Architecture and Design, 2003.
- The John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, USA, 2002 - Multimedia Show "Rituals".
- Triennale de Milano, Italy, 2001 - Carlos Miele participates exposing the "Escape Clothe".
- Museum of Art in Sao Paolo (MASP), Brazil, 2001 Ð Video installation "Burn"

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