Who is Collette Costello?


Hello I am Collette Costello,

read and watch my videos about the future of fashion, “Wearable Technology”.  Manchester based I have worked in the fashion industry as a commercial designer, started a successful vintage fashion company and lectured in fashion at colleges and universities.  Knowledgeable about the latest fashion technology trends, the emerging future of fashion retail, I also understand the demands of working in the fashion industry, giving advice on organising fashion shows and how to get your dream fashion job;)

You can contact me with any questions, if you would like to work with me or have any other opportunities via:

Facebook – kikucustomkids

E-mail – Collettecostello@googlemail.com

Based in Trafford, Greater Manchester


Check-out my past projects and press coverage! 

Click here to learn more about my vintage fashion company that was based at Salford quays. 

Linkedin Profile – Collette Costello

Red On-line – Retro Dressmaking At Collette Costello

BBC – Vintage Style the Rise of Retro

Guardian – Media City on Monday

MEN – Salford Firm Finds Victorian Inspiration 

Old Fashion Sue – Collette Costello and Salford Has Talent

Mancunian Matters – The Online Fashion Boom

Forum 4 Fashion – Retro Fashion On-line Shop 

A Rosie Blog – Media City is Great

Lorna Roberts – Asos Marketplace Shoot

En-vogue-project.eu – How to Organise a Fashion Show

MMU – Collette Costello

Oldham college – Collette Costello Staff Profile

101 Best Web-sites –Independent Fashion Company

Retro to Go – Retro Dressmaking 

South Salem – Rise of the Hipster

Jigo Shop – Jigo Shop Showcase Collette Costello

Wearable Technology 2015 – PHD Research Collette Costello

Asos Marketplace – Collette Costello Vintage Store

Tumblr – Fashion Robots Wearable Technology

Noise Festival – Collette Costello

Fetch Didsbury – Dressmaking Courses

Dragoon Publishing – Vintage Life Magazine

Cameos and Espadrilles – Inspirational women

The Sewing Directory – Eliza M Vintage Patterns

Creative Hive – Media City U.K Programme

Star Now – Samantha Mercer 

Star Now – Kelly Jay Warman

Model Mayhem – Kelly Jay Warman

The Best Of – Boutique Shops

London Fashion Network – Apprenticeships

Aory Joe – Collette Costello

Renegade Marmalade – Press

Vintage Village – Finds of the Fair 

Fashioned Girls – Used Designer Clothes

The Big UK Newsroom – Concorde Catwalk

Runway on the Runway – My Student Wins

Facebook Page – Kiku Custom Kids Clothing

Flickr Account – All My Work Ever!

Kiku Girl – Fashion Technology


  1. […] Check out blog section “Fashion Futures & Wearable Technology” and Kiku Girl You Tube channel for all the latest in Fashion Technology, the future of fashion.  Learn more about Kiku Girl and the brains behind it me Collette Costello by checking out my blog post “Who is Kiku Girl’s Collette Costello?”. […]


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