Belstaff unified this season’s collection seeing Menswear and Womenswear side by side. Inspired by the adventures of Paris to Dakar rally riders, this collection has a unique use of modern performance fabrics with retro sports graphics, prints finished with bonded seams and waterproof zips, whilst reflecting the extreme conditions faced by the riders. This lightweight collection is wearable in all climates, with technical designs showing a strong 70s and 80s influence and merges together with a modern technical finish.
A comforting colour pallet displays rich, warm and earthy tones reflecting the North African landscape. This is complemented with sage green, ash rose and chambray pastels going hand in hand with an elaborate Prince of Wales check in nylon. Alongside this, the collection uses washed out leather jackets, stressed denim patch work and tailored Chinos.
Paul Costelloe showcased his amazing Spring/Summer 2018 collections at the Waldorf. Following his inspiration of femininity. Costelloe put on a fantastic show and presentation.
From spring flounce coats in silk jacquard to summer-weight wool and appliquéd cotton, soft pastel colours including an exclusive chequer-board print designed by William Costelloe, which added a nice tropical mix. The beautiful Waldorf ballroom was the perfect location to set the tone for the collection, a wonderful catwalk show followed by a presentation where the models engaged with laughs, selfies, and sweets. A fun and flirty feel made all the difference for the attendees to have a great time.
With the twiggy inspired make- up, romantic choice of music and props not only did Costelloe produce a collection every woman could wish for but also showcased great craftsmanship in his 100% pure Irish linen summery men’s suits.
With a hint of pastel pink and red latex to add some sexy to it, what was really a beautiful end to the catwalk show was the stunning Vogue Williams in a long statement pink dress. The designer garment also featured a fitted waist with a thigh-skimming shorter hem at the front followed by a long trail.
In his own words, Costelloe describes this SS/18 collection as – “It’s Paris, Washington and a touch of day-dream allure”, and that we can say it defiantly was.
Written By Maria Santee Interviewer: Shanika Ocean