London Fashion Week pays tribute to the Queen

A sombre and solitary silhouette in black opened Paul Costelloe's Spring/Summer '23 catwalk show.

One of many designers paying tribute to the Queen at London Fashion Week.

Costelloe, who has dressed many Royals from Princess Diana to Zara Philips and Sarah Ferguson, told the Queen was a huge inspiration to British fashion, especially her use of colour.

'I think she always wore great colours,' said the 77-year-old.

'As an Irishman we sort of look at the monarchy from a different point of view, and we very much respect, particularly her.

'I think some of these colours in the show very much reflect by sheer coincidence her sense of colour, greys, yellows, reds, bold orange.

'She loved positive colours and thank you, thank you, Queen, for wearing such wonderful colours,' he beamed.