WHO: AURELIO COSTARELLA
WHAT: FASHION DESIGNER
WHERE: PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
FFF LOVES…. his immaculately constructed evening gowns and exquisitely tailored jackets. FFF believes the addition of at least several of his pieces would cheer up our wardrobes no end.
What are your staples?
Rick Owens ribbed tanks. I wear them pretty much every day. Layered under knits and jackets … LOVE them!
What are your indulgences?
I adore a beautifully constructed leather jacket. I have quite a collection. Several Rick Owens and a fave charcoal suede bonded with knit by Issac Mellim that I purchased at Le Claireur in Paris.
What can’t you live without?
My UNIQLO jeans are such great basics. I don’t buy branded denim anymore, just really good basics at a sensible price point.
What is past its use-by-date?
My black Comme des Garçons (16, place Vendôme 75001 Paris) jacket purchased in 1991 for a small fortune… wore it to death over the years but can’t bear to part with it.
What is your wardrobe craving?
More of everything, I do love to shop!
About Aurelio Costarella…
For over twenty years Aurelio (Ray) Costarella has been creating exquisite women’s wear. His designs have been admired and worn by a plethora of international stars and local heroines including Rihanna, Eva Mendes, Dannii Minogue, Rosie Perez, Tina Arena, Mia Maestro, Melissa George, Leelee Sobieski, Dita Von Teese and Sharon Stone. The creative behind Aurelio Costarella (ready-to-wear) and Aurelio Costarella Couture, has always been based in Western Australia and is earning a formidable reputation internationally as he turns his local company into an international luxury brand. He represented Western Australia at G’Day LA last year and showed his collections at New York Fashion Week in 2007 and 2008.