Aurelio Costarella’s corset panties sold in Toronto

Yesterday I attended a trend forecast and panel discussion run by The Fashion Group International, called The Fashion Flash. When the panel made up of Australian fashion designers were on stage, Aurelio Costarella revealed that many beautiful designs often are on the runway for effect an adoration for the media, but rarely get picked up by stores.

Case in point, these exquisite corset bottoms (panties?) which was on the runway in New York for Spring 2008 was one piece that was expected not to receive orders from stockists – until it was ordered in a variety of small sizes from a Toronto boutique.

The sizes requested were US-1 to 4.

Who fits into anything smaller than a 4?

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