It was 10:15 am on Monday 18th Febuary when Paul Costelloe showcased the latest autumnal looks for AW19, located this season at the luxurious Simpsons during London Fashion Week, a perfect location for the well established Irish designer.
Paul Costelloe has a distinctive style, one which focuses on tailored shapes, feminine designs and textured fabrics, creating a sophisticated look throughout each garment.
Military references where present through jackets made of pure Italian wool, the use of floral fabrics, Aran knitwear and woven prints created an opulent look. Details included ruffles, billowing sleeves, pleats, oversized bows, and fish hemlines.
Each look was accessorised with black heeled boots, models wore their hair in a slick back high bun with natural makeup.
Overall Paul Costelloe did not disappoint exhibiting a vibrant and elegant range bursting with his unique style. From day looks and evening dresses rich in colour and texture this seasons on trend collection was a perfect fit for the fashionable woman of today.
Is Nicole Farhi about to make a huge comeback? If the intimate show put on at London Fashion Week earlier this week is anything to go by, we certainly think it should. The Autumn/Winter 2014 womenswear collection, designed with words such as ‘protection’ and ‘sanctuary’ as its main inspiration, featured a natural palette of charcoal, navy and chocolate accented with soft duck-egg, lemon and sage.
Just like the colour palette, fabrics and silhouettes had an air of subtle femininity. Midi skirts in sheer georgette and bonded shine and silk tunics hung softly as models made their way down the catwalk and canapés made their way round the room. Ultra light or bold and textured, each piece falls halfway between classic and modern.
Designed with comfort and poise in mind, baggy trousers and clean silhouettes are broken up by elastic synch, asymmetric lines and graphic fur camera bags. Although a cohesive collection, checkerboard woven jackets with fur collars are undoubtedly lead the soft-hued separates. This is casual at its most luxurious.