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Paul Costelloe Does it Again at London Fashion Week

Its always a pleasure to attend Paul Costelloe collections at London Fashion Week!

We’re never dissapointed on what the true icon brings to us year in year out.

London Fashion Week closed on Monday with strong shows from two Irish designers of very different generations with very different approaches.

Fashion week veteran Paul Costelloe was back in form with his winter collection – made to order rather than ready to wear – which was shown in the Waldorf Hotel’s Palm Court ballroom in Aldwych.

Team Costelloe was out in force to support him – his opera singer daughter Jessica and his second youngest son, William, a fine artist (who also sings) and who now works for the company, bringing to it fresh energy and skills.

William’s graphic prints on high-tech bodysuits and leggings were a counterpoint to his father’s tailoring, either in oversize Scottish tweed coats, shawl collared blousons or 1980s-style sharp-shouldered jackets. The printed leggings really stood out, worn with snakeskin stilettos or under chunky tweed dresses, particularly one in graphic panels of yellow, black, white and red topped with black jackets.

The versatility of the daywear’s shapes extended to evening wear’s luxurious silks worn with beaten metal accessories in silver and gold. Baby doll dresses with balloon sleeves, predictable Costelloe favourites, were joined this time by full-skirted black dresses and jumpsuits with plunging necklines in painterly florals or bold daisy prints.

Fashion that’s actually wearable…

Congratulations to team #Costelloe!