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Carlos Miele presented his Spring/Summer 2013 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the collection was definitely a walk on the wild side!

Animal prints, bold chiffons, and colors of the tropics graced the runway this season in patterns full of movement and sartorial drama, which Carlos Miele best described as stepping “into a hallucinatory jungle”.

Photo Credit: Jane Kratochvil Photography

As a Brazilian designer, Carlos Miele chose the palette for this season’s collection based on the colors of the Brazilian flag, which is a combination of green, yellow, and blue.

The animal print and jungle themed patterns found throughout his designs were zoo inspired after a recent trip with his young son. Carlos Miele was impressed by how the birds moved and by the strength of the large cats, incorporating this motif into a series of elegant gowns.

Celebrity guests included Vanessa Williams, Paula Abdul, Daisy Fuentes, and Kelly Bensimon.

Full Gallery from the Carlos Miele Spring 2013 runway show after the jump.

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About the photographer:

Jane Kratochvil is a Brooklyn based photographer. In addition to capturing great fashion on the runway, Jane also specializes in events, portraits, headshots and architectural urban night photography.

Jane Kratochvil’s amazing photographs of New York City are frequently published online and have recently been seen in various print publications and promotional pieces. Jane is also credited as a headshot and events photographer for such clients as Coyne Public Relations, Cutler Salon for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, The Wall Street Journal, and the DUMBO Arts Council.

Please contact Jane at janekratochvil@gmail.com or call at 718-791-7177 for rates.