Paolo Sebastian

Paolo Sebastian is an Australian fashion house, founded by designer Paul Vasileff.[1] The atelier is located in South Australia, and the label is known for creating designs featuring intricate details and honouring the traditional methods of craftsmanship.[2]

Paolo Sebastian
Couture Brand
IndustryFashion
Founded2007
FounderPaul Sebastian Vasileff
Headquarters
Australia
Websitehttp://www.paolosebastian.com

HistoryEdit

Paul Vasileff launched Paolo Sebastian in 2007 at the age of seventeen, after studying at Adelaide technical college and at Milan’s Europeo Istituto di Design.[3] In the years since, he and his team have transformed the local label into an international couture house.[4][5] Initially beginning with custom orders from acquaintances, Paolo Sebastian now works with clients, stylists and stockists across the globe.[6]

In 2016 designer Vasileff and his team took the 2016/17 AW Gilded Wings collection to Paris, for private showings.[2] The collection received acclaim from visiting media and the public alike.[7]

 
Coco Rocha wearing Paolo Sebastian on the runway at the 'Wildflowers' collection launch, Adelaide Fashion Festival 2016[8]

Following the Paris showings, online luxury fashion retailer Moda Operandi hosted a trunk show of the label's 2016/17 AW couture collection.[9]

In October 2015 the label closed the 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival[10] with two sold out Paolo Sebastian runway shows.[11][12] Paolo Sebastian's most recent collection was launched at the 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival, again with two sold-out shows.[13] October 2016 saw the label once again close the Adelaide Fashion Festival, this time with international model Coco Rocha walking the runway.[8]

In July 2017 Vasileff and his team returned to Paris to launch their Autumn Winter 16/17Couture Collection, Reverie, during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

October 2017 saw the label collaborate with Disney on an exclusive thirty-four piece couture collection entitled Once Upon A Dream. The first of its kind collaboration granted the label exclusive rights to use original Disney lyrics throughout the collection.

In July 2018 Vasileff and his team return to Paris for the third year to launch their Autumn Winter 18/19 Couture Collection, The Nutcracker.

Couture collectionsEdit

Paolo Sebastian releases two collections each year, often featuring hand-embroidered fabrics and beading.[14] Vasileff designs every piece created by the label, with each collection being inspired by a distinct theme and the fashion house known for its signature expression of a story through couture.[15]

 
The Snow Maiden couture collection on the runway at the Adelaide Fashion Festival 2015.

MediaEdit

Red carpetEdit

Paolo Sebastian gowns have been worn at The Academy Awards,[16] the Daytime Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the AACTA Awards[17] and the TV Week Logie Awards.[18][19][20]

Notable clientsEdit

Paolo Sebastian designs have also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful,[41] Days of Our Lives, Home and Away.

ReferencesEdit

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