portrait of fashion designer paul costelloe
Olivia Brabbs

Olivia Brabbs

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.


paul costelloe concession in browns york
sleeve detail for paul costelloe suit
paul costelloe tailoring brochures in browns york
paul costelloe fashion designer pointing to details on collection vision board
fashion designer paul costelloe showing collection vision board to fashion students
paul costelloe fitting a tailored suit during york fashion week
mens tailoring with paul costelloe tie at browns in york

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.

fashion designer paul costelloe during York fashion week

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Thanks for your interest in my commercial and branding photography. To discuss a commission in more detail please do get in touch. If you’re in the early stages of developing a photography brief I’m always available for a chat to bounce ideas around.

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