Paul Costelloe | LFW | SS16 | Day 1

Paul Costelloe is a staple of LFW and over the last few season’s has become a personal favourite. It is the kind of collection I see and I don’t only want to wear everything, I kind of feel that I can. The shapes are cute, flirty and feminine and he isn’t shy about colour either.

This season’s collection saw us travel back in time to the delectable sixties and ushered in a troop of models dressed in a rainbow array of orange, yellow, pistachio green, pastel pink, blue and mauve tones.

Shapes stayed true to the era, with flirty mini skirts, cropped box jackets with over sized button and pocket detailing to make adorable two pieces. From full skirts, skaters and layered ruffles this was cute with a capital C.

Wide funnel neck mini dresses eased into pleated skirt panels and a particularly swinging sixties orange mini dress was accessorised with wide framed, white sunglasses. Pinafore and sporty shirt dresses also made an appearance on the catwalk.

While the collection was rooted in design aesthetic of the past, the modern twist was brought with up to date fabrics such as scuba (my favourite) which allowed Costelloe to create some fantastic and bold silhouettes including well structured shoulders and skirts that curved in on themselves to create a really full look.

Playful elements were added with the bubble hemmed dresses and metallic playsuits that gave a sporty vibe to the overall feel, reinforced by trainer wedges and back packs adorned by the models.

Metallic brocade fabrics added a sense of occasion to what was otherwise an easy to wear, day collection, but it was Costelloe’s swinging sixties dresses and skater skirt styles that had us hooked.

Could we have one of everything please Paul, thanks.

Key Trends:

  • Swinging Sixties
  • Trainer Wedges
  • Bubble Hems (haven’t had those in a while!)
  • Sixties Mini’s
  • A-Lines
  • Pinafores
  • Brocade Fabrics (yay)
  • Pastel Tones
  • Orange Pops
  • Scuba (thank goodness)
  • General super cuteness



-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine