In true style, Aurelio Costarella’s show began with utter spectacle, a heavily detailed body suit encrusted with sparkling beads and glittering sequins that shined with a resplendent glow. Models were synchronised with a musical backdrop of jungle drums and tribal beats which contrasted beautifully to the delicate feather trims on skirts and bodices, this was punctuated with column dresses in liquid jersey that were graceful and statuesque.
As well as the varied shapes in floaty layers, this collection’s real focus was on detail, fine pleating was used to maximum effect when combined with colour blocking that added dimensional interest. Studs on seam lines accessorised with leather cuffs and slicked hair gave some parts of this collection a Grecian feel which cleverly morphed into a colourful Summer story with a capsule of items in hot pink, punchy orange and pops of purple. The showstopper was strapless black jersey maxi with silver sequins that shimmered to an atmospheric musical finale.