Simpson's-in-the-Strand, London. February 18th.
Under the title of 'Battlefield to Ballroom', the Fall Winter 2019 Collection of Paul Costelloe shows his mastery of tailoring. With striking, military-inspired coats in pure Italian wool, they lead a collection full of rich colour, reminiscent of the Tsars and homecoming from War, an escape from austerity and what is to come.
Opulent, mill-engineered velvet corduroy with a lavish handle, in autumnal shades of gold and claret, add to an array of ower strewn day to evening pieces, including pencil skirts with over-sized Aran knitwear, day dresses in subtle woven patterns and aristocratic inspired long, billowing gowns, t for a princess.
This season, Paul Costelloe Bags introduce a collection of substantial leather pieces, with a decidedly military feel, including crossovers, satchels and belt bags. Large, soft leather belts with brass detail bring this collection together. In Mr. Costelloe's words 'In times like these, belief is more relevant than ever before'.