Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012
This character certainly knows how to grab the attention of the sore eyes that have been attending show after show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and seeing bathing suit after bathing suit. Though beautiful the swimwear can be distracting for some but Aurelio Costarella has created a great show that was full of theatrics, great clothes, and fanciful silhouettes.
There were certainly times during the show that citizens from the Capitol popped in my head from The Hunger Games and through the feathers and bustiers there was an undeniable focus on eccentric style and glitzy showmanship. The models walking felt this feeling as well, they acted solemn, proud, and secure in the roles the garments brought on. They probably also had some direction from the mind behind the looks before presenting his collection.
While viewing this collection it became apparent that the people in the audience, no, the entire show and theater could be somewhere else. Paris, or Milan Fashion week would certainly take these designs and keep them for their own. The works of Costarella are not to be taken lightly, as I’m sure his fans have learnt over the past 12 years of him showing at Australian Fashion week.
With such a great collection comes only this one piece of advice. Cohesiveness was a problem with the collection. The looks went from very grand to lacking embellishment. Which is okay for a show where there are 75 looks and a that tells a story but not when there are 19 designs.
Well done Aurelio Costarella!