Dublin born Paul Costelloe is one of the most established names in British and Irish fashion. With a strong sense of style and desire to create wearable designs with a fresh feel, it's easy to see why Paul Costelloe has been the head of such a successful label for over 25 years.
In the late 1960's Paul went to Paris and enrolled at the Chamber Syndicate, the French equivalent of the British Fashion Council. Typically dismissive of his formal training, Paul says he learnt most about fashion just by living in Paris in the era of Ungaro and Cardin. By the end of the decade, still in his early 20s, he was design assistant to Jacques Esterel.
Moving from the sublime to the commercial two years later, Paul became a designer with Marks & Spencer and was sent to train in Milan. M&S soon abondoned their assault on the italians but Paul stayed on with La Renescente, the department store whose previous designers had included Giorgio Armani.
By the time he had added the USA to his CV, working first in New York and then in Philadelphia, Paul Costelloe had become an experienced designer. It was time to create his own label, which he did by moving back to Ireland.
This new departure for Paul into jewellery design heralds the beginning of another era in his distingushed career. Combining his signature style of classic and sophisticated pieces, this collection is a triumph of his creativity and experience.
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