Saturday, 20 February 2010
Paul Costelloe - London Fashion Week
One of the Live Streamed shows from London Fashion Week I managed to watch yesterday was the Paul Costelloe show which opened the event. I had seen Paul Interviewed on GMTV before the start of the show and I caught him saying that his inspiration was the Wild West. I couldn't quite get the relevance of this and expected a Doris Day "Whip crack away..." soundtrack, but instead he had Dolly Parton?
I expected to see Denim, Check shirts and leather Chaps, but far from it. Instead we had tailoring, rose trimmed sheer blouses, gorgeous metallic pieces in the form of gunmetal dresses and bronze metallic brocades (of which the coat pictured was my favourite piece), and some very wearable check pieces, skirts and a great tie up Jacket.
Paul Costelloe is obviously a name that has been around "forever" but I have never had a piece in my wardrobe, watching this show has made me want to change that, especially as his clothes are available in Department Stores across the Country. Surely this is a UK based designer that we should be supporting?
After reading many Bloggers show reports yesterday where they felt disappointed with what they had seen, I don't think anybody would not have raved about Paul's ready to wear collection, had they seen it in the flesh or watched the show via the Live Streaming.
This is one show I really would have liked to attend and I know that I won't be skipping past his Concessions in John Lewis or House of Fraser, when this collection hits stores and who knows, come next January Sale, I may be able to get that beautiful brocade Coat.