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Aurelio Costerella
Bumble & Bumble
415 West 13th Street
February 5th, 2007

Written by Bob Bland
Photographed by
Katherin Wermke


There was a noticeable Australian invasion for Fall 2007, but Ray Costarella emerged with a collection that crossed regional boundaries and launched him onto fashion's international stage. Entitled "Chiaroscuro- where light meets dark," Costarella described the presentation as "a reflection of our inner self...our fears, hopes and light radiating around us."

Like the well-known Aussie duo Sass & Bide, Costarella chose an imaginative theme that was not driven by trends that suffocated many designers this season. Historical costume references, classical dance fabrics and subtle futuristic details intertwined for a frothy, yet substantial group of day and eveningwear. The color palette of white, taupe, pale pink and black was romantic and reliably beautiful, especially when combined with heavy beading and embroidery.

Aurelio Costarella has radiated from North Perth to NYC Fashion Week by its very nature- the industry needs more couture-inspired, self-driven brands that are seasonless and ever-evolving. No matter where Costarella is based, this is a brand to watch.

For more on Ray Costarella and his brand Aurelio Costarella, visit www.aureliocostarella.com

Ray Costarella

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