Paul Costelloe To headline Irish Fashion Collective 2018 Show in aid of Saint Joseph’s Shankill

Ciara Buckley and Paul Costelloe

Designer Paul Costelloe joined fellow designer Deborah Veale as details of this year’s Irish Fashion Collective show were announced at a photocall in the Design Centre Powerscourt on Tuesday 4th September 2018.


For the third consecutive year the cream of Irish fashion designers will come together for the 2018 Irish Fashion Collective show in aid of Saint Joseph’s Shankill, which will take place in Conrad Dublin on Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 on Friday 2nd November 2018. This year’s special guest designer is Paul Costelloe will showcase highlights from his international Autumn Winter 2018 womenswear collection, alongside a collective of other leading Irish designers.


Building on the hugely successful events of 2016 and 2017 and on foot of winning the ‘Best Fundraising Initiative’ category at the 2017 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards, the 2018 Irish Fashion Collective show will continue to feature the very best of Irish fashion design. Top Irish and international designers milliner Philip Treacy and couturier Don O’Neill have both been the guest designers in previous years. Now Paul Costelloe will headline the 2018 Irish Fashion Collective showing a capsule collection of seasonal looks that featured as part his London Fashion Week Show earlier this year.


Paul will be joined by leading Irish designers, including Deborah Veale, Louise Kennedy, Aideen Bodkin, Sarah Murphy, Roisin Linnane & Mellisa Curry, Electronic Sheep and the Design Centre, with others to be announced. The show with be produced by leading stylist Catherine Condell and Lorraine Keane will be on hand to MC.  A special auction sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald will offer guests a further opportunity to support the charity, and will include two business class tickets to Turkey compliments of Turkish Airlines. The Conrad Dublin is supporting the show and Cara Pharmacy Group will be supplying the gift bags overflowing with luxury Irish beauty products for guest.


A household name in Ireland, 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 standing 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 and accessory is exceptionally beautiful with an essence of understated style.


All funds raised from the evening will go to supporting Saint Joseph’s Shankill and their vision to lead the way in dementia care in Ireland. Tickets priced €100 are available from or email or by calling 01 2719204.


Saint Joseph’s Shankill is the only care home in Ireland that solely cares for people living with dementia. The centre aspires to demonstrate excellence in how people with this very difficult illness are cared for and looked after. It is home to 60 people who live in one of the six lodges with others who are at the same stage of dementia. They are cared for together in a ‘homelike’ environment where the focus is on people’s emotions and making them feel like they really matter, despite living with a diagnosis of dementia.

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