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.
Paul Costelloe described his SS12 collection as a celebration of the strong female silhouette. Through a soft colour palette – a hybrid of corals pinks and mint greens, peppered with paisley prints – structured feminine shapes and an air of innocent vintage Parisian romance, the London Fashion Week collection was just that. Using the Hollywood classic 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane' as the inspiration for his SS12 range, the collection was young, fresh, playful and with a modern edge.
The pieces all seemed to have a quirky exaggerated element – oversized pleat sleeves, voluminous ruffle necks and almost balloon like shoulders seemed to be a quietly mischievous nod to Alice in Wonderland.