Be warned Qantas - hell hath no fury like a fashionista scorned

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yo yo ma

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Most of the 200+ comments are postitive towards QF
(e.g. "flight delayed, C lister misses fashion show. care factor - zero.")

WA today said:
Qantas clipped the wings of fashion designer Aurelio Costarella ahead of one of his most important nights.
The Perth-based designer who frequently dresses Danni Minogue, Rebecca Judd and a number of Hollywood A-listers, did not attend his showcase at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week last night after his scheduled Qantas flight was grounded then cancelled.

The flight was originally delayed due to technical issues with the plane. A backlog of oversubscribed flights due to Perth's recent wild weather then saw the frequent fashion traveller stranded.
"You're a JOKE Qantas.. After a 3 hour wait we're told that this plane is going nowhere! The pilots have reached their legal time limit!!!" he tweeted.
"Hope I make it to my show!! Stuck on the Tarmac in Perth. Problems with the plane!!" he said before being told he will touch down just as the after party would be winding up.
"We're sorry that there is nothing we can do for you at this moment," replied the Flying Kangaroo via its official Twitter account.

His spring/summer range was shown in the first Designer Series showcase of the seven-day festival alongside another WA sartorial success story Ellery, Toni Maticevski and looks from Scanlan & Theodore.
The MSFW is important event on the national fashion calendar as it gives designers the opportunity to show off looks that are already in available for purchase.
Costarella was unable to travel earlier due to pressing deadlines for his next collection.

Qantas | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week | Ray Costarella | Minogue
 

mannej

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Not much you can do when Mother Nature decides to wreak havoc.

Sometimes I do wonder what these people expect. It does suck but perhaps they are the joys of air travel.
 

eosphoros

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Why is this even making the news? Flights are cancelled/delayed on a daily basis!
 

mannej

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Its why I always fly the day/night before... Would rather reschedule than crash!

It is not even that. Yesterday's weather was a tad nasty, he was not the only one in the same situation.


Plus he is only Sapphire, there are the Emerald's above him in the priority stakes ;)
 
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lovestotravel

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One of "his most important nights" and he only allows 3 hours for a buffer

FAIL

However the article does say "Costarella was unable to travel earlier due to pressing deadlines for his next collection."

I am sure he could have moved something around to make a flight a day earlier etc etc. People always have options, but choose to make excuses for why they are not available to them
 

yo yo ma

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One of "his most important nights" and he only allows 3 hours for a buffer

FAIL

However the article does say "Costarella was unable to travel earlier due to pressing deadlines for his next collection."
True - obviously those deadlines were more pressing than his show.
 

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Little point having a collection if your not going to advertise/promote it.


Sent from the Throne
 

Jock28

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Interesting that he chose to arrive before the show, and not attend rehearsals. Poor planning and obviously not particularly intelligent.

Regardless, I know several designers who have pulled out of MBFW due to the timing (next season is already in stores) and they considered it a waste of time and money.
 
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