PAUL Costelloe opened London Fashion Week with a romantic collection in a palette of neutrals, pinks and faded bottle greens across men’s and women’s wear.
The show was heavily influenced by the 60s, with pleats in the back of jackets and dresses creating a beautiful volume.
Brocade fabrics shimmered down the catwalk.
Military pocket detailing adorned menswear with one tailored jacket featuring a sideways version, giving the garment a new twist.
A highlight was a cream halterneck draped dress, tied around the throat with drop sleeves and a low back.
Dropped bishop sleeves featured heavily throughout the collection
Babydoll dresses, ruffles and the muted hues gave the range a whimsical feel. Men’s shirts featured pleated panels down the front of the pieces.
A black dress, nipped in at the waist using pin tucks, with a puffball skirt was an easy-to-wear treat.
An A-line dress with back pleats in a metallic gold and green brocade with a matching long jacket had a vintage feel.
Structured puff ball skirts ran through the collection.
Autumn Phillips was in the front row, causing a stir with photographers.