Paul Costelloe. A designer I’ve always admired from afar, Costelloe lived up to all my expectations and more. With the photographers vying for the best spot and yelping as the lights went down, the frisson of excitement was electric.
With crushed silk, brocades and pastel tablecloth-style fabrics, the collection clicked into first gear towards the end, with a taste of Arabia coming through in rose and mint shades. Military pleats and superior hand-detailing stole the show, with a mixture of dapper male models (some in pink linen overcoats) adding a certain je ne sais quoi to the proceedings. To sum up, I’d describe the SS12 offering as luxurious, with a touch of ‘New Romantic frivolity’.
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