Having spent my previous weekend at The Waldorf Hilton in London, it seemed fitting to discuss Paul Costelloe since he showed his AW15 collection in February at this iconic hotel. The 'real' crowd of LFW flocked from the frustrating (but fun or funny), serious peacock-ing issue that practically overcrowded Somerset House. Simply put, Costelloe's choice of venue was smart.
Quality is key. One of Costelloe’s proudest moments in being a designer is when he dressed Princess Diana, in velvet. And there’s no surprise velvet returns on the catwalk in the form of jacquard fabrics so to create the new statement for Spring. Bold and voluminous. The palm court of The Waldorf transported guests on a time journey back to the 60s with the ruffled necks, extended sleeves and ‘beehives’ hairstyle on the models. All together completed, as in the press release, with an ‘abundance of colour’: ‘blush rose, opulent emerald and bittersweet orange’. Altering the lengths and shapes of the fabrics in a way so that the coats were shortened, more off-shoulder pieces, heels of the boots higher, and the colours brighter - which mean that Costelloe stayed true to its trademark style - to create classic, wearable designs with a fresh feel.
To be continued... #tbc