Costarella now set in the city

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion - with Des­mond Eddy

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Aure­lio Costarella, who has opened a city flag­ship bou­tique to house his ready-to-wear col­lec­tion, never-be­fore-seen cou­ture pieces and unique home­wares.

The space, cre­ated by in­te­rior de­sign­ers Jack Too­ley and Janet Keat­ing of JKID, is con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic, high­light­ing Costarella’s pen­chant for jux­ta­po­si­tion by mix­ing ma­te­ri­als and sur­faces.

Soft metal­lic drapes, white mar­ble, brass sur­faces and sculp­tural plinths con­trast with the soaring her­itage ceil­ing offering a glimpse into the build­ings past.

Dra­matic win­dows flood the gallery space with nat­u­ral light, draw­ing at­ten­tion to each item in the col­lec­tion and en­sur­ing no piece goes un­no­ticed.

Home­wares and ac­ces­sories se­lected from around the world by the de­signer him­self range from Tom Dixon can­dles to Arquiste per­fumes and fea­ture in a cus­tom-de­signed niche next to the main bou­tique.

Costarella re­turned to re­tail in the city af­ter a 21-year ab­sence and said he chose the State Build­ings lo­ca­tion be­cause of the project’s sig­nif­i­cance in WA history.

His life­time pas­sion for ar­chi­tec­ture and the way it creates a sense of place made this in­nercity lo­cale the per­fect stage to show­case his col­lec­tions.

The Aure­lio Costarella flag­ship store evokes the in­tegrity im­bued in all his de­signs, au­then­ti­cally dis­play­ing qual­ity crafts­man­ship and a fine at­ten­tion to de­tail in the beau­ti­fully de­vel­oped re­tail con­cept bou­tique.

It is at G66-G68, Ground Floor, State Build­ings, cor­ner St Ge­orges Ter­race and Bar­rack Street, Perth.

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