Thursday, May 20, 2010

Aurelio Costarella

Since launching his labels Aurelio Costarella and Aurelio Costarella Couture in 2000, Perth-based fashion designer Aurelio Costarella is certainly someone that knows about design. His exquisite, vintage-inspired designs mix the past with the present, and have become a favourite with both local identities and international celebrities alike.

Focusing on couture evening wear, many of his creations also have a definitive bridal feel, and the label would make a fabulous choice for style-savvy brides-to-be. Angled necklines provide an edgy look to the more traditional cuts, while long, flowy skits and folds of tulle add feminine touches to the stunning designs.

Below is a selection of my favourite creations from the stunning Summer 2010/2011 and Summer 2009/2010 collections. 

Spring Summer 2010/2011

Spring Summer 2010/2011

Spring Summer 2009/2010

Spring Summer 2010/2011

 Spring Summer 2010/2011

 Spring Summer 2009/2010

 Spring Summer 2010/2011

Spring Summer 2009/2010

Spring Summer 2010/2011

Spring Summer 2010/2011

 Spring Summer 2010/2011

 About Aurelio Costarella and Aurelio Costarella Couture

Aurelio Costarella, the creative behind Aurelio Costarella (ready to wear) and Aurelio Costarella Couture, launched in 2000 and is earning a formidable reputation internationally as he turns his Western Australian-based company into an international luxury brand. 

He created history in 2007 when he listed Costarella Design Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange (code CLD), an Australian first for an individual Australian fashion designer.

His exquisite evening wear designs have been admired and worn by a plethora of international stars, including Rhianna, Eva Mendes, Rosie Perez, Mia Maestro, Melissa George, Leelee Sobieski, Dita Von Teese, Jenna Jameson, Tina Arena and Sharon Stone. 

Aurelio is a regular feature at New York Fashion Week and has received many accolades over the years, including WA Designer of the Year 1994, 1995, 2004, WA Small Business of the Year 2007 and WA Citizen of the Year Finalist 2007. 

Recently, Costarella Design Limited entered into a strategic alliance with leading professional cosmetic group I Nuovi Cosmetics (5) PTY LTD (www.inuovi.com) to develop a range of skin/body/home products and a signature scent to complement the fashion label.

The Aurelio Costarella labels are available throughout Australia and internationally with stockists in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Italy, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jakarta, and New Zealand. 

Recognition - Awards and Accolades
2007 Small Business of the Year (WA Fashion)
2007 Listed in the Who's Who of Australia 2007
2007 WA Citizen of the Year (Culture and the Arts) Nomination
2005 Spring/Summer 02/06 Show voted 'One of the Best' at RAFW, NSW
2004 WA Designer of the Year Award
1995 Finalist - Elders Australian Wool Award
1995 WA Designer of the Year - Evening Wear and Directional Day Wear Awards
1989 WA Fashion Design Awards - Evening Wear Awards

Visit Aurelio Costarella for stockist locations.

Have a lovely day!… Anna