Michael Costello Spring / Summer 2018 was set in a secret garden, where humanity and nature intertwine. The collection focuses on femininity with each model representing sensuality and strength in organza and sparkle. The backdrop of pink roses went perfectly with Michael Costello's gorgeous blush pink tulle gowns.
I'm used to seeing Costello's collection in a runway format, but previewing his couture + bridal collection as a presentation allowed me the time to get up close and admire all the fine details of floral applique, lace, ruffles, draping and beadwork. Along with wedding dresses, Costello presented bridesmaid and reception dresses from mini dresses to long silhouettes, showcased on models of different ethnicities and body types. The gowns and dresses were sexy and sheer, with low cut and high slit styles (J.Lo style). Several blush pink and baby blue dresses would be perfect on the red carpet.
It was exciting to see the dresses accessorized with handmade Diamonds by kathy ireland® and multi-million dollar pieces from the couture Kathleen Marie Paul Raps New York jewelry collections. The engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, bracelets and pendants looked absolutely stunning on the models.
- Kim Weling