The Paul Costelloe SS18 collection is very very very bright, romantic and colourful, yet still soft and feminine. It has taken me from autumn London to summer European cruise tour on a yacht. I absolutely adore those long statement party dresses and the details and cutting are exquisite, especially the big bow tied around the neck. They are made with 100% pure Irish linen, with pleated panel yolks and tulle underskirts, bring an abundance of romance to this poetic romantic collection.
The SS18 collection also has few statement pieces, including an exclusive chequer-board print designed by William Costelloe – the iconic print for this season. This collection is about celebrating Spring with style – beautiful flounce coats in silk jacquard, summer-weight wool and appliqued cotton; soft pastel dresses and jumpsuits. Another surprise from the collection is men walking with Paul’s signature tailor two pieces suits in light summer-weight wools and heritage Irish linens.
Lastly, there were some latex elements in the Paul Costelloe SS18 collection, adding a touch of provocative fell to an otherwise ultra-soft look. The accessories are also one of the highlight of the collection – bright colours oversized totes, mini Jessica bags and bold statemented jewellery by Sarah Angold.