This seasons London Fashion Week saw the showcasing of Paul Costelloe’s latest collection. The Paul Costelloe brand remains family owned and is run through its headquarters in the heart of London’s fashion district, with Paul maintaining his position as head designer across all areas of the brand.
Not just a label, Paul Costelloe is the designer himself as well as the values and philosophies that he holds dear – quality, youthfulness, beautiful tailoring, acute attention to detail and ensuring those that buy Paul Costelloe look and feel fantastic.
It is these values, as well as the designer’s passion and open and charismatic personality, that have grown Paul Costelloe from a small womenswear design and production house in Dublin selling one or two collections a year thirty-five years ago, to one of Ireland and the UK’s most recognisable design houses with a growing presence around the world.
Paul has the most rigorous standards for using beautiful fabrics, the most high-quality materials, as well as a team of expert pattern-makers, technicians and manufacturers, which ensures that every garment, accessory or ceramic is exceptionally beautiful with an essence of understated style.
For Autumn/Winter 2019-20, Paul Costelloe shows his mastery of tailoring. With striking, military-inspired coats in pure Italian wool, they lead a collection full of rich colour, reminiscent of the Tsars and homecoming from war, an escape from austerity and what is to come.
Opulent, mill-engineered velvet corduroy with a lavish handle, in autumnal shades of gold and claret, add to an array of flower-strewn day to evening pieces, including pencil skirts with over-sized Aran knitwear, day dresses in subtle woven patterns and aristocratic inspired long, billowing gowns, fit for a princess.
This season, Paul Costelloe Bags introduce a collection of substantial leather pieces, with a decidedly military feel, including crossovers, satchels and belt bags. Large, soft leather belts with brass details bring this outstanding collection together.
“In times like these, belief is more relevant than ever before…” – Paul Costelloe
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Author: Karine Laudort