Friday 18th Feb 2011
On Friday morning Paul Costelloe opened London Fashion Week, showcasing his Autumn Winter 2011/12 collection. Myself and Avril headed over to Somerset House for the show. I always love the buzz and atmosphere at Paul Costelloe’s catwalk shows and this season was no exception … a show full of brights, mad red hair, funky tights, tartans, tweeds, and his own daughter Jessica gracing the catwalk.
This season Costelloe paid homage to his Irish roots. Prior to the show I had heard that he was planning a catwalk full of red-head models. This was something I was very excited about. The only time it did look a bit strange was when the male models were walking alongside a sea of identical female red heads! Although I don’t think they would have suited the wigs quite so well. Costelloe even used a tweed sourced in Tipperary (I’m a Tipp girl!) to showcase his Irish heritage.
The music selection was bang on … a vital ingredient to any show in my opinion. One of his previous shows had Beyonce ’Single Ladies’ blaring out on repeat – I couldn’t stop singing it for days after!
A great morning and bright start to London Fashion Week. This is the first of our postings from LFW - more to come during the week.
Photos by Catch Coco ♥