Wednesday, 22 September 2010

London Fashion Week SS11 Day 1: Paul Costello & Ashley Isham

P A U L   C O S T E L L O E




brocade...peplum...wispy 60's updo's...ankle socks...pleats...englishness...

Paul Costelloe's day-break show was the perfect way to kick off London Fashion Week. Models descended the runway wearing Stepford wives-esque peplum dresses, complimented by wispy hair. Denim and metallic biker jackets injected a rock'n'roll touch into girly maxi dress ensembles. Costelloe's 'English' trademark was ever present in an array of sharp suits, trenches, school-boy blazers and pop socks. 

A S H L E Y   I S H A M

embellishment...asian...bride...pop colours...headdresses...feathers...print...graphic...

The stand out pieces from a collection which drew inspiration from Asia, were dresses with cascading tails and geisha inspired headdresses. The construction of Isham's pieces were impeccable; adornment, embellishment, meticulously planned and executed fine details, which included full crystal encrusted bodices.

11 comments:

  1. Love your fresh take on the collection, you summed them up perfectly. xx

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  2. As much as the Ashley Isham collection is superb, I can't resist a bit of English prep. I'm fine with being a stepford wife if I get to wear dresses like that!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  3. I hear the 7 men that finished Paul Costelloe show were the actual sons of the designer? Is that truuu?

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  4. Lovely to meet you too, albeit briefly. I'm sure we'll see each other around somewhere soon.

    Sorry to hear about your ring too - I lost my favourite Chanel brooch recently so can sypathize. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the week otherwise?

    P.S. Love your Zara skirt - have been looking for the exact same one to no avail.

    Briony xx

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  5. Thank you for sharing it all with us, dear ;)
    xoxo
    Have a beautiful day!


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  6. great pictures you are a lucky girl for seeing the show first hand!


    stop by sometime <3
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  7. although i really liked the ashley isham show, seeing all the images together is a bit overwhelming. there was a lot going on. but the pieces were beautiful. p.s. i miss you. dinner next week please. xx

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  8. Hey,

    I know it was a while ago now but just wanted to say it was lovely to meet you at the Bertie thing a couple of weeks ago. Which shoes did you go for in the end? I absolutely love your blog and will definitely be following from now on! I'm surprised I didn't bump into you at fashion week, then again it was probably the most hectic 5 days ever. Hopefully see you at another fashion event soon.

    Love Ella X

    ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

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  9. Nice! I'm liking the Paul Costelloe maxis x

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  10. Can you PLEASE change the font on your blog?? Make it larger or something because I like your blog but it's so difficult to read. Thanks x

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  11. ^^Hey Marisa!

    I actually like the font on my blog. But I'll compromise and make it non-italic. Been thinking about doing that for a while and it should make it easier to read. Thanks for the imput ;-)

    xx

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