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
Son Jung Wan’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection demonstrated conventionally masculine structured styles combined with conventionally feminine delicate sleeves. This consisted of highly structured dresses and jumpsuits with stiff collars, and a combination of contrasting fabrics such as latex and lace.
Wan’s collection certainly was attention grabbing with the use of bold colours such as turquoise, teal blue, and fuchsia pink, along with more subdued shades of taupe, white and cream. Interestingly, the menswear versions of each design also demonstrated a combination of conventional feminine and masculine styles. Overall, this collection could be considered as genderless and suggests that fashion is shifting towards less gendered styles. This was also displayed in the hair and makeup, with intentionally messy ponytails and bold blue glitter eyeliner, contrasted with natural skin and nude lip colours. On the whole, Son Jung Wan has created yet another unique and incredibly innovative collection.
Desigual returns this season with a new creative director Jean- Paul Goude, A brand known for its individuality finds inspiration from different types of jungles both exotic and psychedelic. With a vibrant cross, cultural reference and casual silhouettes this brand continues to stand out with colour blocked knitwear, bohemian skirts, and geometric prints.
The unique showcase of the collection was a part collaboration with Sam Spiegel who was behind the music and Ryan Heffington who overseen the choreography. Many famous faces were seated for the catwalk including the likes of Hopper Penn and Dylan Penn.
This season Desigual also showcased a 16 piece couture collection by Jean-Paul Goude, bringing an exciting new look to the brand Jean-Paul describes the new partnership with the brand to the brand as “cultural diversity, street-chic”
This collection was least to say a success, with an exciting cultural collection that showed great individuality and creativity from Jean-Paul.
Written By Eshe Mitchell
Catwalk Photographer Frazer Harrison Front Row Photographer Dia Dipasupil