Saturday, February 19, 2011

London-based Irish designer Paul Costelloe ensured that it was a bright start to London Fashion Week yesterday morning when his collection hit the runway @ 9am in the BFC Catwalk Showspace in the picturesque setting of Somerset House.
Last year Paul sent his six sons onto the catwalk (yes the whole six of them) & this season he kept it within the family again when he opened his show with his 24 year-old daughter, Jessica - in a lush rose-red Harris tweed coat, which perfectly matched her hair - who has just graduated with a degree in opera from the Juilliard School of Music.

The collection was refreshingly colourful for the Autumn/Winter season.
It was lovely to hear that Paul used a tweed sourced in our very own Tipperary (as well as Harris tweed) and Irish wools in Autumnal shades to reflect his Irish roots, opting for textured threads in emerald green, fuschia & mustard.

As quoted from an article in The Telegraph by Hilary Alexander, she said of his collection; 
"There were mini-skirts, dresses and coats, all adhered to the flattering fit and flare line, with hems well above the knee. Mixed in with the rustic, crunchy tweeds, herringbones and plaids, were soft rose-print silks and an abstract, painterly print, particularly effective in drop-waist dresses with a bow-finished, pleated effect at the hip."
An altogether fabulous collection with a nice little nod to his Irish roots.

Sláinte Mr. Costelloe!!! xoxo

(All images courtesy of The Fash Pack & The Telegraph)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I love this collection. The colours and textures are amazing