The Paul Costelloe Story
Creativity, texture and traditional designs are what I want my brand to always bePaul Costelloe
Paul Costelloe is not a label. Paul Costelloe is the designer himself and the values and philosophies that he holds dear – quality, youthfulness, beautiful tailoring, acute attention to detail and ensuring those that buy Paul Costelloe look and feel fantastic.
It is these values, as well as the designer’s passion and open and charismatic personality, that have grown Paul Costelloe from a small womenswear design and production house in Dublin selling one or two collections a year thirty-five years ago, to one of Ireland and the UK’s most recognisable design houses with a growing presence around the world.
The Paul Costelloe brand continues to be family owned and run through the designer’s headquarters in the heart of London’s fashion district, Paul maintains his position as head designer across all areas of the Paul Costelloe brand.
His rigorous standards for using the most beautiful fabrics, the most high-quality materials, as well as a team of expert pattern-makers, technicians and manufacturers, ensures every garment, accessory or ceramic is exceptionally beautiful with an essence of understated style.
Leaves Ireland to study at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Paris
Made design Assistant to Jacques Esterel, Paris
Becomes Chief House Designer for top department store La Rinascente, Milan
Takes position as Designer to Anne Fogarty, New York
Returns to Ireland and establishes labels Paul Costelloe Collection and Paul Costelloe Dressage.
Becomes personal designer to Diana, Princess of Wales
Three time winner of the Fil d’Or award of the International Linen Council
Paul Costelloe launches at London Fashion Week and was made the opening designer in 2004 – a position held for more than 12 seasons.
Designs landmark British Airways global uniform. The uniform would continue to be used for a record 12 years.
Opens flagship store on the Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London
Designs Irish Olympic Team uniform for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
Launches Paul Costelloe Living range – a homewares range
Launches Paul Costelloe Menswear collection which is sold extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and Canada
Paul Costelloe designs uniforms for the wives of the European Ryder Cup Team
Becomes major event designer for British equestrian champion and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Zara Phillips