Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe

American-Irish designer, Paul Costelloe is in my own humble opinion – severely underrated. Not only does the name encompass a family-run design business, with collections that include womenswear, menswear, bags and accessories, homeware, jewellery, eyewear and children’s occasionwear, Costelloe is also a bright leader in the use of hand-crafted, luxurious fabrics combined with cutting edge design,Continue reading “Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe”

Haute Couture’s Relevancy in 2017

In these turbulent times, there is sometimes a need for escapism. Personally, for me, this takes shape in layers of tulle, glittering embroidery and a world so heavily cloaked in artisanal flair that only a real-life princess could accrue such a wardrobe. Such is the world of Haute Couture. Unlike other Fashion Weeks held sixContinue reading “Haute Couture’s Relevancy in 2017”

Paris Haute Couture Week SS17

This season’s couture shows displayed an ode to nostalgia but ultimately, a need to move forward, and none so effective than through loud feminine wiles. Chanel Chanel has traditionally held a spectacle for their shows to compliment the theme, spectacles and sets such as a casino with the Chanel muses playing cards, an airport completeContinue reading “Paris Haute Couture Week SS17”

The New Influencers: How Luxury Brands are Targeting Millennials

In today’s internet-age, luxury brand’s most effective way to target millennials is through the certified use of ‘influencers’; these are young, like-minded individuals who have reached levels of fame through the use of social media. Gone are the days of becoming rich or famous through reality TV and leaked porn tapes – today’s influencers thankfullyContinue reading “The New Influencers: How Luxury Brands are Targeting Millennials”

FAST FASHION: HOW LUXURY E-TAILERS ARE KEEPING UP WITH ONLINE DEMAND

Online sales are set to triple in the next decade (McKinsey & Co). By 2025, the online share of total luxury sales is predicted to be 18%, and a whopping £70 billion annually. As a result, luxury e-tailers are still finding their feet when it comes to meeting high consumer demand, especially during the busyContinue reading “FAST FASHION: HOW LUXURY E-TAILERS ARE KEEPING UP WITH ONLINE DEMAND”

SYBARITE SELECTIONS: VELVET AW16 TREND

Trending from the autumn/winter ’16 catwalks to appearances in must-see shows such as ‘The Crown’, take in this season’s most sumptuous and regal fabric of choice through our top picks below… Aquazurra Velvet Boots Following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner, Sybarites should try on these thigh-high velvet beauties for size.Continue reading “SYBARITE SELECTIONS: VELVET AW16 TREND”

SS17 TRENDS FROM PARIS, MILAN, NYC & LONDON

From the unsure shores of post-brexit Britain to the ruffled feathers (and tulle) of a heated political debate across the pond, next season’s collections offered a provocative reply to what is going on in today’s cultural climate. Bra-vo Riding on the hemtails of underwear as outerwear, the bra takes centre stage in this seasons provocative collections;Continue reading “SS17 TRENDS FROM PARIS, MILAN, NYC & LONDON”

Haute Couture AW16: New Age Romantics

Haute couture week never ceases to amaze and this season was no different. Embodying a nostalgic and romantic melody, Autumn/Winter ’16 looked back to days of old, where fast fashion hadn’t yet come to fruition, where the women of the ateliers were acknowledged for all their efforts and time-consuming labours and city-dwelling lovers weren’t driven byContinue reading “Haute Couture AW16: New Age Romantics”