Paul Costelloe for Spring/Summer 2023 reinterprets nature beauty, carefully choosing to blend from the most vibrant and luminous shades of summer to the more delicate and faint ones of spring.
Like an impressionist painter who exalts beauty and its essence, he paints his canvases with an explosion of vitality, using primary colors in a riot of blossoming flowers in the first rays of the sun.
Silhouettes illuminate the catwalk amidst the glitter of silk and jacquard fabrics, and these become real from the palette of the dreams.
A harmonious succession of shades of yellow, orange, and red marries the structured dresses perfectly. Open as petals in the sun, rich in details and amplitudes.
“A Painters Palette of Dreams” SS 2023 is a tribute to maxi shoulder pads, oversized collars, and puff sleeves. As well as crop tops and blazers, mini dresses with wide V-necklines exaggerated pence trousers and long flowing skirts. Dramatic tailoring and sculpted, elegant Midsummer dresses enrich the collection with flounces to enhance that femininity that never sets.
Costelloe inspires the woman who crosses time and space with courage and awareness, showing the world beauty with extreme confidence.
His genius amazes us and tells us his revolutionary and reassuring vision of fashion, colored and cheerful.
“Fortune favors the brave,” he said, but we can add “if they have talent”. Paul Costelloe always continues to prove it.
By Katya Marletta
Photos by Paul Winstone