Fashion for St Joseph's
Designer Paul Costelloe headlined this year's Irish Fashion Collective held recently in aid of St Joseph's, Shankill.
Costelloe joined fellow designer Deborah Veale for the show which was held in the Conrad and hosted by Lorraine Keane.
He showcased highlights from his international Autumn Winter 2018 womenswear collection, alongside a collective of other leading Irish designers.
Top Irish and international designers, milliner Philip Treacy and couturier Don O'Neill have both been the guest designers in previous years.
Paul was joined by Deborah Veale, Zoe Jordan, Louise Kennedy, Aideen Bodkin, Sarah Murphy, Roisin Linnane & Mellisa Curry, Electronic Sheep and the Design Centre.
A special auction sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald raised a further €10,000 supporting the charity, when prizes from Design Centre, Aidan Chadwick Private dining and flights with Turkish Airlines just a few of the sought after prizes. Cara Pharmacy Group wowed the guests with gift bags overflowing with luxury Irish beauty products.
Not satisfied to just showcase his clothing, he wanted to raise more money for the charity. Paul spent time painting one off fashion sketches for the audience members willing to pay for a Paul Costelloe origin.
All profits raised from the evening which totalled nearly €30,000 will go to supporting Saint Joseph's Shankill and their vision to lead the way in dementia care in Ireland.
Saint Joseph's Shankill is the only care home in Ireland that solely cares for people living with dementia. The centre aspires to demonstrate excellence in how people with this very difficult illness are cared for and looked after. It is home to 60 people who live in one of the six lodges with others who are at the same stage of dementia. They are cared for together in a 'homelike' environment where the focus is on people's emotions and making them feel like they really matter, despite living with a diagnosis of dementia.