Paul Costelloe – photography for Fashion City York
Photography for Fashion City York
I was absolutely honoured to be lead photographer for Fashion City York this year for their annual showcase event. This year it was titled ‘Six Days of Style’ and covered an exciting array of events across the city. I’ll try and share as much as I can of my work from the week in future blog posts but I thought I’d start with a real highlight of the week for me which was meeting and photographing fashion designer Paul Costelloe. This was Paul’s second appearance with Fashion City York and everyone was thrilled to welcome him back. Paul’s son William, who is very much involved in the family business, was also in attendance.
The event was hosted by Browns which is a fabulous independent department store in the heart of the city centre. Paul Costelloe welcomed a group of fashion and design students from York College and gave an inspiring talk on career pathways and the fashion industry. He also shared sketches and vision boards for his next Spring / Summer Collection. I was then welcomed to document moments with a social media competition winner who had won the amazing prize of having a suit picked out by Paul from the wonderful selection at Browns. Paul and the menswear team at Brown gave guidance on suit cut and helped select a fantastic range of accessories to complement the look.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Paul and his team and hear him talk so passionately about his work.
Thanks again to the wonderful staff at Browns for making myself and the Fashion City York media team feel so welcome at this and other events.