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Friday, 19 February 2010

Paul Costelloe LWF Show

London Fashion Week has officially kicked off!
There is still an atmosphere lingering over the whole fashion industry following the tragic loss of Lee Alexander McQueen.
London Fashion Week opened with a minutes silence for the legendary designer. I feel a lot of designers will be wanting to pay tribute to the "L'enfant terible".
A wall has been set up for people to post any messages and tributes to Alexander McQueen at somerset house where London Fashion Week is held. A selection of these will be sent to his family.

I have just watched the live stream of Paul Costelloe catwalk show.
Opening with tweeds and skin tone wools applied to a cleverly designed bell skirt tailored coat. Strong shoulders feature through out the whole collection with little romantic high notes of lace and sheer collars.
There where flickers of metallic brocades filtering through the catwalk show with puff sleeves finished off at a three quarter length elegantly sitting on the crown on the bell skirt.
Black sheer blouses show cascades of ruffles falling down the sleeves and over the shoulder to promote this elegant romantic feel.
The juxtaposition of the lace with a tailored suit suggests the idea of outside i am a powerful strong mannered leading lady yet underneath holds my true femininity, this sneaky peak of lace is some what provocatively seductive.
This was not the only sneaky peak we got the see we also got a look into the menswear collection, very clever move if i do say so myself! full ankle length coats as well as draped funnel neck collar hoodies

What really stood out for me was the gold brocade bell skirt coat. DELICIOUS!

The key style i think we will see ringing its way into the high street is the bell skirt coats! this shape is really stunning i love the whole altering the body shape, the way it holds the body form.

When i saw this i straight away thought of the Vivienne Westwood Harris Tweed A/W collection of 1987.

next up Caroline Charles...

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