Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hollywood Sirens Toast of Fashion Week

By Liza Foreman

Old Hollywood sirens made their presence felt once again today at London Fashion Week with the Paul Costelloe show, continuing a theme which has been running through the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections.

"Hitchcock heroines, CinemaScope colour schemes and a salute to British heritage set the tone for Paul Costelloe’s autumn winter 2013 comeback catwalk collection at the Portico Room, Somerset House, this morning," as per the the press release.

Combining voluminous cocoon shapes with sharp tailoring, Paul Costelloe presented 30 looks reminiscent of fifties screen sirens, in a palette of saturated pastels and misty tones, including light butterscotch, aquamarine, powder pink, marmalade and seal grey.

Paul Costelloe's autumn winter 2013 Dressage collection was also shown on today's catwalk, along with looks from his Menswear “Cheltenham” Collection, which consists of a range of English heritage styles in bright checks and traditional tweeds.

Paul Costelloe Dressage is a heritage, equestrian-inspired line of weekend wear was launched 25 years ago. Paul Costelloe Dressage autumn winter 2013 was a "salute to the success of the British equestrian team at the London Games last year."

Paul Costelloe said: “After two seasons away, I wanted to return with a womenswear collection that is chic, understated and alive with realism, presented in an intimate location. The Dressage collection has gone from strength to strength and it felt like the right time to finally showcase the line at London Fashion Week.”

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