Today will see homegrown fashion label Paolo Sebabstian launch his ’17/’18 Autumn/Winter Couture Collection ‘Reverie’ in France.
Coinciding with Paris’ Haute Couture Week, the public release of ‘Reverie’ will be showcased at La Maison Champs Élysées and promises to show a ‘different aesthetic’ to what we know.
Led by designer Paul Vasileff – who’s passion for dressmaking started as a child – the young brand has been establishing itself as a recognisable name, both in Australia and abroad.
The 27-year-old designer was also the recent recipient of Commonwealth’s Young Australian of the Year Award and his Adelaide-based atelier has seen much success since its inception.
What is said to be inspired by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha and the early-1900s Art Nouveau movement, the French ‘Reverie’ collection will showcase the label’s latest experimentations.
“This season we’ve moved away slightly from our traditional soft colour palette and focused on a much deeper colour palette to reflect the muted tones used in Mucha’s work,” Mr. Vasileff said.
Last year, Paolo Sebastian became the first South Australian brand to present a collection in Paris, with Mr. Vasileff attending an official event, held by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
Following the successes of 2016, the talented designer says he feels really lucky having the opportunity to go to Paris again.
“I’m really proud of the team and what they’ve been able to achieve with this collection,” he said.
Back closer to home, Paolo Sebastian will once again be presenting a runway show at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Adelaide Fashion Festival in October and needless to say, we’re just as excited to see it.
Image sourced from AFF website, taken by Simon Cecere