Paul Costelloe autumn/winter 2018 collection presentation for LFW
Paul Costelloe’s AW18 collection was presented as a beautiful Irish story of starting a new life. The connection between the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean was represented through a very diverse palette of textures.
The full length coats and high-waisted trousers were adorned with prints that had been created by the second generation of the Costelloe design house, William Costelloe. This contrast between past references and modern times was visible in the collection as plaid tweeds from Magee of Ireland’s county Donegal were placed alongside knitwear with oversized sleeves. The garments were linked together by hand-embroidered details in cream, dark burgundy and chocolate brown, defining the Costelloe DNA.
The floral patterns on dresses were translated into autumnal elements that sat alongside tartan wool scarves from the menswear collection. Moreover, the velvet double-breasted waistcoats accessorised with the traditional Irish Claddagh rings triggered a luxurious aura.
Over the past few years we have seen a transformation into bolder designs, voluminous details and a striking colour palette, and we look forward to seeing how this develops further.
Photos: Huw Jenkins