Earlier this week at Mao Pr we checked out the Aurelio Costarella Spring 2009 collection as part of our In The Showroom press preview series. Costarella, as was explained to us in the preview, did sequins before they were a 'thing' and so we saw two shining examples of his skill in this area. Forget thoughtless costumery, these frocks were adorned with sequins of different sizes, shapes, and colors creating a fabric of their own and making those high street versions feel way off the mark in comparison. Otherwise, Costarella kept with super-tailored but still feminine coats and cocktail dresses and added in some brilliant marker-color separates that gave life to his new collection. Check out our photos from the showroom below, and, his entire Spring 2009 collection on the runway right here.