Paul Costelloe was actually my first ever London fashion week catwalk show, and over eight seasons I have grown accustomed to his signature modern 60’s heroine. I am glad for the darker more edgier shake-up as I thought I knew what to expect when I was rushing from my previous show to Le Meridian. Something can be said for being revered for a signature, but with big changes coming on the fashion horizon, I foresee more design houses set to surprise us. Fingerless leather gloves, choppy hems, leather buckled corsets, funnel neck coats and baby dolls were born from the Mad Max reboot, and re-imagined in a way only the Irish Tailor could. For Paul Costelloe AW16, gone were the exaggerated bouffants normally created by Toni & Guy replaced with a tamer quiff, long tousled hair, complemented with a braid. The AOFM makeup team created strong bold outlined eyes, matte makeup and nude lips to accentuate the winter hues of the collection.
“The Costelloe woman is ambitious, fearless and a fighter.”