PAUL COSTELLOE AW2023
Creative Director: Christopher George
Fashion Director: Savannah Barthorpe
Photo: Debbie Bragg
Autumn/winter 2023, Paul Costelloe has taken inspiration from James Joyce's Ulysses. This novel, along with the Poolbeg Chimneys, are iconic structures of Dublin industrial, past and present.
Paul Costelloe “This is a celebration of Dublin that was, Dublin that is, and the city I love so well”
True to form, Costelloe presented a collection of grace, femininity and strength of women with elegance, a hint of masculinity and modernity. Heavy industrial coats and box shoulders brought a dramatic yet a somber mood to the catwalk, with much of this Autumn Winter 2023 collection being wearable in a more casual manner. Chic sophisticated and unassuming was displayed within this hard lined and graphic collection.
As we moved onto Costelloes evening dresses of muted colors, silvery grays and blacks, we retained the theme within a modernism industrial mood, ravaged ruffles, elongated selves, and a more immediate and frantic nature creating effortlessly tailored looks. This theme creating an almost heavy-drama, and as fashion should do a reflection of our times.
Using the highest grade of fabrics from both Ireland and Italy, woven cloth of silver by William Clarke of Derry, long tailored coats, skirts and highly structured fitted jackets from Magees in Donegal, and Emblem Weavers in Wexford. Twisted yarn Knitwear mixed in with rich velvets and lush brocades bring an opulence and vitality to this exceptional collection.
This season teaming up with outstanding jewellry houses, Peb-ble of London for old-gold celtic styles, Blaithin Ennis of Ireland for delicate, net ropes and architect Angela Brady with bespoke, fused glass pieces inspired by Autumnal in-house prints. All three houses presenting masterpieces that evoke this celebration of Irish creativity and adapting to Costelloes them of an industrial harsh narrative within the collection.
PR: Trace Publicity
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