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Paul Costelloe AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Paul Costelloe presented the Jewels in the Mist collection at the Waldorf Hotel on Friday 20th February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paul Costelloe AW15 front row
Paul Costelloe put on a stunning show at the suitably glamorous Waldorf Hotel, showcasing a silhouette that seems to grow bolder by the season. I was seated next to the staircase down which the models descended and had a brilliant view of the Front Row, populated by a host of glamorous ladies with shiny hair and legs: Amanda Byram, Edith Bowman, Donna Air, Yasmin Le Bon and so it went on…

Paul Costelloe by Simon McLaren
Paul Costelloe AW15 by Simon McLaren.

Paul Costelloe AW15- photo Amelia Gregory 1
Paul Costelloe AW15-photo Amelia Gregory 2
The Jewels in the Mist collection was inspired by the Italian village of Corinaldo, and featured a beautiful selection of handcrafted jacquards and tweeds in gorgeous saturated colours.
Hair was big and bouffant and heels were high and buckled, simple stylistic additions that let the clothes do the talking. The show opened with a series of stunning short emerald green floral puff dresses with flared sleeves, shoulderless for nighttime, or with jacket tailoring for day. Deeper amethyst tones were worked into tweed swing coats and silvery hues brought a Hollywood glamour to the show, given a Tudor-esque update with huge pointy shoulders.

Paul Costelloe AW15- photo Amelia Gregory 3
Paul Costelloe AW15- photo Amelia Gregory 4
I particularly loved the juicy orange tweed dresses and coats that closed the show. How I would love one of those marvellous coats!

All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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