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 returned this season with another spectacular collection showing his latest designs for AW18. A number of silhouettes and key trends were spotted through this seasons looks including checkered prints, plunge necklines, and ruffle finishing.
The use of autumn tones and textures displayed created a classy and elegant look, this continued with the use of feminine shapes and eye-catching prints. Floral and plaid tweed was merged with Bishop sleeves and chunky knitwear creating a youthful vibe, Winter greys, Navy and deep Browns placed perfectly alongside yellow and pinks.
Overall this collection was eye-catching and vibrant, creating a strong look for today’s modern woman. Paul Costelloe continues to bring a number of refreshing looks each season and he did not disappoint for AW18, the brand continues to demonstrate elegance with a strong reference to Irish heritage, this leaving us eagerly waiting for next seasons collection.
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