I don’t usually feature much Irish design talent here, but that’s generally because most of it is either absorbed into already existing houses/labels or just not supported by the indigenous industry, which isn’t all that well-funded. But, I don’t mean to be rant-y/pessimistic, since this post really is a cause for celebration above all else.
Irish-born designer Paul Costelloe
(yes, he of the penchant for crafting pieces perfect for the more minted middle-aged woman), is set to get in on the pop-up party with plans to open a space in John Lewis
‘ Flagship store on London’ Oxford St. from the moment his London Fashion Week-opening-show concludes (i.e. the morning of Feb 18th) this coming season.
So what, you might say, since this designer is most definitely not known for his menswear credentials. Still, whilst the the men’s strain of signature Costelloe styles may only have been created in 2009, I reckon it’s set to make waves with everyone from the industry’s top editors to those of you perusing right now.
To add to the mounting hysterical excitement, each look will be dripping with exclusivity for those of you into the sort of thing, as just 10 pieces of each garment will be made available across a range of sizes.
^ Love this look. Who knew a Dublin-born, Paris-trained rather commercial designer could get so subversive/naughty when it comes to menswear? Despite the conservative factors, this combination of fairly delectable pieces proves the result is anything but.
The capsule Paul Costelloe Man SS11 collection (comprising 4 ties, 2 bow ties, 6 shirts, 2 suits, 2 trousers, 4 shorts, 2 jackets, and 3 coats) will be available from the 18th Feb 2011 at John Lewis, Oxford St.