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.
Last night a spectacular display of outfits were showcased on the red carpet, worn by A list celebrities for the 61st Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Grammy award ceremony celebrated with new and familiar faces within the entertainment industry. A number of talented celebrities picked up awards on the night such as Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and newcomer H.E.R.
Cardi B, the winner of best rap album award, attended the event in a 1995 Mugler A/W couture gown. The flower-shaped dress was full length with a fishtail hemline, the transparent nude bodysuit gave the look a sexy finish with pearl embellishments around the neck.
Jennifer Lopez wore a Ralph & Russo pebble blue halter neck full-length gown, encrusted with embellishments and embroidered detailing. Accessorised with an oversized hat and a Judith Leiber Couture Bag.
Kylie Jenner attended with her hubby on her side wearing a Balmain pastel pink fitted tailored trouser and a cross halter neck top with oversized draped sleeves worn as full-length gloves.
Lady Gaga kept her look minimalistic in Celine by Hedi Slimane, a metallic off the shoulder bustier gown with a high side split and pleated detailing.
Kacey Musgraves wears an elegant off the shoulder Valentino full-length gown, in nude pleated tulle with a deep red waistband.
H.E.R arrives at the Grammys in Coach, wearing a full flared look in glittery paisley fabric with a wrap neckline, accessorised with a maroon Judith Leiber Couture bag.
With Fashion Week quickly approaching, we’re excited to examine and highlight our thoughts on the newest collection – being referred to as a capsule by many – by Nina Cuso, one of the most unique and most sought-out new designers in today’s fashion industry.
Nina Cuso is considered an edgy, youthful addition to the industry, so this collection is a very much anticipated entrance for the young designer. Her label, which launched in 2018, featured trendy and eclectic spins on blazers, hoodies, and coats that entranced those in the industry and pinned her as a designer to watch. Cuso’s Fall 2018 collaboration with Jaxon Yang is a huge indicator that her coming capsule will be something to pay attention to. Their design expertise had collided to create some classic looks with unexpected twists, we’re talking unique necklines, high slits, and lines that are aesthetically pleasing to every eye – even the modern consumer who’s not watching the runway.
Cuso is expecting to steer the buzz of her upcoming capsule toward her platform, which is focused heavily on social change and inclusiveness of all gender identities and body shapes. Her movement focuses on respect and tolerance and promotes building awareness of social issues through her designs. She’s much more than all talk – her line is inclusive of all body shapes, sizes, gender expressions, and disabilities. She offers custom clothing designs that can be tailored exclusively for any and all body types and abilities, making her a force for change in a world that sometimes feels like it’s not opening up to everyone quite as much as it should.
With that in mind, Cuso is a designer to watch as Fashion Week approaches. With the next generation focused on the morality and beliefs behind every company they buy from, Nina Cuso may be starting the next wave of designers and businesses who use their powers for good social change – and looking good while doing it.