Friday 18 October 2019

Paul Costelloe gets the Love Island treatment at London Fashion Week

(L-R) Shanie Ryan, Alexandra Cane, Rosie Williams and Tallia Storm attend the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
(L-R) Shanie Ryan, Alexandra Cane, Rosie Williams and Tallia Storm attend the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Imelda May attends the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish designer Paul Costelloe's London Fashion Week shows have become synonymous with an A-list crowd.

Earlier today, the Dublin native showcased his Spring/Summer '20 collection at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel  in front of a strong front row, comprised of Love Island stars, with an emphasis on Irish guests. Yewande Biala, dressed in one of the designer's new-season pieces, commanded the show and took to the runway after the fact to showcase the two-piece; a leather bodysuit and floor length balloon shirt with high front slit.

Yewande Biala attends the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Yewande Biala attends the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

She was joined by fellow reality TV stars Shanie Ryan, Alexandra Cane, Rosie Williams and Tallia Storm. Singer Imelda May, dressed in a grey tweed dress with cinched belt, and striped shoulder padding, was typically understated, especially in comparison to her fellow FROW attendees, each outdoing one another in a bid to be photographed. May in particular has been supportive of Irish designers across the week, including Richard Malone.

Costelloe's new collection is in keeping with his signature aesthetic of late, with an increased focused on celebrity clientele, who are successfully marketing new-season attire, including brand favourites Rosanna Davison and Vogue Williams. In contrast to last year's mini-dresses and peplum skirts, this year is about strong fabrics with plenty of autumnal drama.

Imelda May attends the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Imelda May attends the Paul Costelloe front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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