The Paul Costelloe show was my first event at London Fashion Week 2012. The tent was overly full like fashionista sardines in a tin, each one of them furiously tweeting away with the exception of myself. The reason being the clothes were too beautiful to stop watching. Afraid I would miss any details of the gorgeous sixties-esque shift dresses, I sat with my eyes peeled.
Costelloe’s collection saw British tailoring, and modern textiles mixed with an adventurous example of the 1962 Hollywood classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
This exceptionally wearable collection saw an eclectic gathering of sweetie pinks, golds and greens held up against warm shades of mauves and silver blues. The colour palette complemented the separation between the tailoring and the flirtatious babydoll dresses. My favourite ensemble was the first men’s suit to strut itself down the catwalk. Such a handsome three button suit, with a sharp ticket pocket sewn in. Frog mouth pockets on the sharply tailored trousers gave a nod back to the relevant 1960’s inspiration. On reflection I recall enjoying this show the most over fashion week. I cannot wait for next season.