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
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.