Paul Vasileff

Paul Sebastian Vasileff (born 5 May 1990) is an Australian fashion designer who is the founder and head designer for Paolo Sebastian, an internationally known atelier based in South Australia.

Paul Sebastian Vasileff
Fashion designer Paul Vasileff profile.jpg
Paul Vasileff in 2014
Born5 May 1990
Adelaide, South Australia
NationalityAustralian
Websitehttp://www.paolosebastian.com

Personal lifeEdit

Paul Sebastian Vasileff was born in Adelaide. Vasileff showed an aptitude for the arts as a child, and attended private art lessons from the age of three. Much of his introduction to sewing was under the guidance of his grandmother. He later went on to take private pattern-making lessons. At age eleven, Vasileff made his first design for a childhood friend.[1][2]

CareerEdit

The designer launched the label, Paolo Sebastian, in 2007 with his first runway show. The launch was part of his senior year of high school, and featured sixty three designs. He often states that the success of this launch is shared with the family and friends who supported the event.

Vasileff won a scholarship to Milan's Istituto Europe di Design in 2010, living abroad for that year as he attended the school. Whilst at the institute, one of Vasileff's designs was featured at London Fashion Week.

Upon his return to Australia, Vasileff worked from his home studio, designing custom pieces for clients. As the business expanded and clients began to approach him from interstate and overseas, Vasileff moved into his first atelier in suburban Adelaide, slowly expanding his team. January 2015 saw Vasileff move his business into the Adelaide CBD, opening the Paolo Sebastian atelier.[3] The designer launches two couture collections each year, priding himself on close attention to detail and the creation of a grand story through couture.[4]

Vasileff's designs have been worn to The Academy Awards,[5] the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Grammy Awards.

In October 2015 and 2016 Vasileff closed the Adelaide Fashion Festival[6] with two sold out Paolo Sebastian runway shows.[7][8]

On 9 November 2016, Paul Vasileff received the 2017 SA Young Australian of the Year Award.[9] In 2017, he won the Young Australian of the Year award for his work in founding and running Paolo Sebastian.[10][11]

Paul Vasileff was awarded Best Australian Evening Wear Designer in the 2017 Prix de Marie Claire Awards.[12]

October 2017 saw the Vasileff collaborate with Disney on an exclusive thirty-four piece couture collection entitled Once Upon A Dream.[citation needed]

MediaEdit

Vasileff has appeared as a fashion commentator on The Morning Show (Seven Network), and for Who Magazine. Paolo Sebastian designs have also appeared on the following television programs: The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Home and Away.

Notable clientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vlach, Anna (26 October 2015). "Adelaide Fashion Festival ends with Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2016 collection". Newspaper. Retrieved 7 October 2016 – via News.com.au.
  2. ^ Tu, Tammy (3 August 2016). "The Life Of Paolo". Clique Mag. Clique Mag. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Meet The Radelaide Designer Wrapping Famous Bodies in Couture". Pedestrian TV. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Adelaide designer takes on the world from home. Secrets of Paolo Sebastian's Success". Glam Adelaide. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Paolo Sebastian gown worn by Corinne Foxx at Golden Globe Awards". 12 January 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016 – via Adelaide Now.
  6. ^ "Adelaide Fashion Festival". www.adelaidefashionfestival.com.au. Archived from the original on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  7. ^ Vlach, Anna (26 October 2015). "Adelaide Fashion Festival ends with Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2016 collection". Retrieved 28 June 2016 – via Adelaide Now.
  8. ^ Traill-Nash, Glynis (22 October 2016). "Coco Rocha models for Paolo Sebastian in Adelaide". Retrieved 9 November 2016 – via The Australian.
  9. ^ Cook, Craig (8 November 2016). "SA Australians of the Year revealed for 2017". Retrieved 9 November 2016 – via Adelaide Now.
  10. ^ "Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff named Young Australian of the Year". Vogue.com.au. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Honour Roll - Australian of the Year Awards". Australian of the Year Awards. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Meet the Prix de marie claire 2017 fashion and beauty winners". Marie Claire. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. ^ Winter, Ryan (12 May 2016). "It Was A Milestone Weekend For Paolo Sebastian". Glam Adelaide. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Kim Kardashian West in Paolo Sebastian". Paolo Sebastian Instagram. Paolo Sebastian. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  15. ^ "The Golden Globes And Beyond: Five Global Events Adelaide's Paolo Sebastian Has Owned". Glam Adelaide. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Meet The Radelaide Designer Wrapping Famous Bodies In Couture". Pedestrian TV. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Paolo Sebastian gown worn by Corinne Foxx at Golden Globe Awards". 12 January 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016 – via Adelaide Now.
  18. ^ "Logies 2016 Best Dressed List". The Blonde Silhouette. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Logies 2016 Best Dressed List". The Blonde Silhouette. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Logies 2016 Best Dressed List". The Blonde Silhouette. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  21. ^ Bell, Maggie (27 April 2014). "Paolo Sebastian Gowns Stun On The 2014 TV Week Logie Red Carpet". Fashion Global. Retrieved 26 June 2016.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Rachael Finch Went Uber Glam in Paolo Sebastian at the 2014 Brownlow". Popsugar Australia. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  23. ^ Minogue, Dannii. "Logies 2014". Dannii Minogue Tumblr. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  24. ^ "Va-Va-Voom! Dannii Minogue Brings the Bombshell to the Logies". Popsugar Australia. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  25. ^ Bell, Maggie (27 April 2014). "Paolo Sebastian Gowns Stun On The 2014 TV Week Logie Red Carpet". Fashion Global. Retrieved 26 June 2016.[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Bec Stuns In Paolo Sebastian". 2 February 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016 – via Adelaide Now.
  27. ^ "Brownlow Medal 2015: Pregnant Nadia Bartel relaxed in lead-up to red carpet". 27 September 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2016 – via Herald Sun.
  28. ^ "Kerry Washington In Paolo Sebastian - 2018 Producers Guild Awards - Red Carpet Fashion Awards". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  29. ^ "Julia Michaels In Paolo Sebastian Couture - 2018 Grammy Awards - Red Carpet Fashion Awards". Red Carpet Fashion Awards. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  30. ^ "January 7, 2018". The Cut. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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