Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thirty Years of Costarella

Aurelio Costarella is West Australian fashion royalty. He has built his brand in Perth, an accomplishment when considering how isolated Perth was from the fashion world, especially 30 years ago. He now boasts an impressive body of work, some of which is now on display at the WA museum until early February. I definitely recommend going to see it.

Costarella is an example of hard work paying off and it's very inspiring to see some other WA designers becoming more successful whilst still basing themselves in Perth. I think there is a general idea that Perth is a very difficult city in which to pursue a fashion career. This may be true to some extent, but it is probably a difficult task in a lot of cities. I also believe that the Perth fashion industry is very nurturing, and starting to receive more national and international recognition.

Speaking of local fashion, I also viewed the Frock Stars exhibition, which was about the history of and hard work that goes into Australian Fashion Week.

Witchery top, Bubblegum shorts, Michael Kors watch.

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