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Michael Costello shares Spring 2012 fashion tips

March 28th, 2012

Nadine Kam photos

Back stage at Ala Moana Center's Center Stage, there was a reunion of "Project Runway" Season 8 designers Andy South and Michael Costello after Costello's Spring Trend presentation there March 24.

"Project Runway" Season 8 designers continue to be like family to us due to the Hawaii connection that season, with the participation of Andy South and Ivy Higa.

Last year, Casanova, Mondo Guerra, Michael Drummond and Christopher Collins came to town for Ala Moana Center Shop A Le'a and Honolulu Community College events.

This year, it was Michael Costello's turn to drop in. It was good timing, considering his recent showing on "Project Runway All-Stars." His first appearance here March 24 came two nights after we learned of his third-place finish in the show, but up until that time, we didn't know if we would be seeing the grand prize winner that night.

Even if he didn't win, he was happy to have made it to the finale, so this time there was no punching walls and no breakdown, like the one he had when he was ousted in Season 8. Hallelujah. He considers the winner, Mondo, a friend, so said he was just happy that his friend won.

On Center Stage, Michael talked about "Project Runway" and shared tips for wearing the spring 2012 trends. (See the videos below.) The night before, he also visited the center, dropping in on the debut of Andy's spring collection at Neiman Marcus.

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Michael Costello talks about the differences between "Project Runway" and "Project Runway All-Stars" with Robyn Gee, and does one of his famous Tim Gunn impersonations.

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Michael Costello talks about ways to wear some of his favorite Spring 2012 fashion trends.

costello2Michael posed with this future designer who's wearing her own creation.

costello fansOther fans wait in line for their time with the designer.

costello3This family waits for individual autographs from the designer.

One Response to “Michael Costello shares Spring 2012 fashion tips”

  1. Brianna:

    I'm a fan of Michael's work. Thanks for posting!

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