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Mar 11

Paul Costelloe – LFW – The Review

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The newly rescued Paul Costelloe opened London Fashion Week with a collection that mixed fun and sophistication for his Autumn/Winter 2011 range.

Bright candy coloured hues of pink, green, orange and yellow sauntered down the catwalk alongside checked tweeds, metallic jaquards, and pchycadelic prints – all keeping with this season’s top gun fashion trends of the sixties and seventies.
The sixties silouettes and details that prevails as being one of the hot trends of this year, played a significant part in Costelloe’s collection.  On women, trapeze coats, boxy jackets and tweed bomber jackets were teamed with skater skirts and accesorized with bright opaque tights and nude platform courts.
Sixties baby doll dresses with peterpan collars and mock button plackets came in bright and checked tweeds, bright watercolour prints and metallic brocade. In the fashion hype for deep stitch detail and colour blocking, Costelloe procured his collection with a flow of bold, statement making pieces.
Detailing came in the form of pleats; most notably at the waist and neckline. With the instilled brightness of the collection, some may have found this a less noticable factor – but us at Frost, found it simply divine.
The Female and Male Fashion show, showed the female models dressed in matching red bobbed wigs in perfect accompaniment with a mix of soft lilac and traffic light Red shades of  lipstick – intrinsic to the quality of Costelloe’s shows.
Menswear styles were slightly more muted and resembed lounge wear, aside from the brightly hued check jacket, the subtler designs included velvet jackets and belts – in keeping with the signature sophistication of the Costelloe Man.

The brand was recently rescued from administration by Cesar Araujo, the owner and chief executive of Portuguese supply group Calvelex, who has set up a new UK based company named Couture Brands.