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.
Luxury jewellery designer John Hardy has released a gift guide featuring a stunning collection of perfect handmade pieces - just in time for the festive season.
John Hardy, with a history that includes a partnership with the goldsmiths to the royal courts of Bali, use ancient and new techniques to create an array of exclusive jewellery and lifestyle accessories while also upholding an eco sensibility and striving to maintain a green and environmentally responsible business.
Highlights in the gift guide include a stunning sterling silver braided Bracelet encrusted with black sapphire, and then men’s double wrap bronze ring bracelet with a modern edge – delectable treats for your special man or woman this Christmas.
Menestho with a solid focus on sustainable manufacturing and using cruelty-free materials, combining on trend designs with high-quality and organic materials.
Ready to wear, luxury pieces is what Menestho boasts with their collections, the name alone is a sensational one. Menestho was born out of myths and legends. The daughter of Oceanus, the Titan of the Sea. Menestho is the nymph of the water. The use of only organic fabrics is due to Menestho being a creature of nature, and what a great way to honour that with the idea of looking glam while supporting green and ethical practices. Menestho is made in Europe but recently expanded to the US, available to purchase online, and at a moderate price point that rivals today’s high-street favourites. Menestho is known for both everyday wear as well as destination wear. The pieces of the line combine bright hues, with interesting patterns ranging from floral designs to geometric shapes and more.
Maintaining a focus on form and function, Menestho creates luxury wearable garments that are comfortable, versatile and easy to care for, making them perfect for the modern woman that’s always on the go. Manufactured solely in the UK, the brand speaks to the spirit of travel, beauty, and nature which are seen effortlessly through its pieces.
The use of eco-friendly fabrics like Bamboo, Hemp & cruelty-free Silk all sourced in Europe, and exclusive prints makes Menestho a preferred label among mindful fashion enthusiasts. The fabrics used have some very interesting characteristics, while still focusing on form and function, the bamboo mimics the appearance of organza, reduces odor, it is highly absorbent, lightweight, keeps you cool, and is easy to care for. Hemp is very breathable, wrinkles less than linen, comfortable to wear. Cruelty-free silk has the same properties as silk, soft and fresh, but the silk moth develops fully before the production begins.
Mystical Gardens, the new Spring/Summer collection is said to be inspired by key elements of Nymph’s garden. Showcasing beautiful bandeaus, daring halters, dramatic harem pants, skimming full length skirts, sensually tailored jackets, all offering a bespoke luxury fit for any occasion. Their exclusive prints of lemon and pomegranate capitalize this season combined with high quality fabrics. Fluid lines, dreamy floaty cuts, vibrant patterns complete this ready to wear collection.
Founded by Creative Director Vicky Grivas, with her Degree in Fashion Management, Vicky realized there was a lack of availability for eco-friendly, ethical Ready-to-wear fashion. Menestho was created to fill that void, by merging her fresh fashion aesthetic inspired by her own travels and lifestyle with practices in line with her values.
Fashion forward and eco-friendly ethics go hand in hand with this brand, something which I believe will take them far, I mean why wouldn’t you want to look you look great with pieces that were created with care and the environment in mind.