Aurelio Costarella Spring/Summer 2014/15
If anybody knows how to inject a bit of glamour, it’s Aurelio Costarella. With bright fuchsia, tangerine and aquamarine tones intertwined with silk-like ostrich feathers and delicate sequin patterning, these are the kind of dresses that would bring any shrinking violet out of her shell. The movement of the models brought each piece to life, making much more of a grandiose statement than could have been made from a presentation viewing alone – Costarella’s medium of choice at MBFWA last year. Embellishments are a signature of the designer, which is evident in the fine handiwork, and careful detail in the construction of each piece. It almost feels like a return to the Gatsby era, the flapper swinging dresses of the early 1920s, and excessively indulgent wardrobes – which, by all accounts, is just fine by me.
Photography by Prue Ibbotson