WA Ballet, Atlas Pearls and Perfumes and Aurelio Costarella have elegance all wrapped up.
The three have come together to launch Atlas Pearls’ new ‘Black and White’ collection and pay tribute to Costarella who recently announced that ‘Collection 33’ will be his last.
The fashion designer’s own ‘Aurelio for Atlas’ collection that was launched in October last year will be part of the Claremont businesses new release on Thursday.
Atlas managing director Pierre Fallourd worked with Costarella on his capsule last year.
“I was surprised by the depth of the relationship he had with the pearl.
“He had a clear idea what he wanted to do and I just helped transform that vision,” Fallourd said.
The ‘Black and White’ collection plays on the concept that pearls are a necessary part of the wardrobe.
“You have to have a white t-shirt like you have to have a little black dress,” Fallourd said.
“The items are basic with clear lines and are for everyday wear.”
Atlas Pearls recently partnered with WA Ballet, naming principal dancer Chihiro Nomura as its ambassador.
Ballet mistress Sandy Delasalle-Scannella and dancer Polly Hilton will be modelling Costeralla’s ‘Collection 33’ and Atlas’ ‘Black and White’ at the launch on Thursday.
The duo was working on their piece ‘Ange Ou Demon’ for the coming season of Genesis but had to postpone its release when principal dancer Matthew Lehmann tore a tendon in his knee.
“We decided to keep the project on hold because all three of us agree that it’s a collaboration,” Delasalle-Scannella said.
“There’s a strong story behind it so we didn’t feel like bringing another energy and dynamic in because that would change the story.”
Lehmann is expected to return for WA Ballet’s Don Quixote in May.