South Australian couture house Paolo Sebastian has unveiled its Autumn/Winter 2019-20 Collection.
Entitled ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon,’ the collection is inspired by Nordic folklore and follows the journey of a peasant maiden in pursuit of true love. The maiden must save an imprisoned prince from a castle east of the sun and west of the moon.
The collection is every bit as enchanting as the fairytale that inspired it, featuring hand-sewn Scandinavian folk-style embroideries and thread work illustrating the journey of the maiden. Pieces in the Autumn/Winter collection range from sombre-toned gowns with soft tulle overlay to plunging necklines and pinafore dresses.
“This season we’ve invested a lot of time developing new styles, silhouettes and bespoke embroideries to capture the essence of the folktale,” said Creative Director and Designer Paul Vasileff.
“The craftsmanship and techniques used in this collection really showcase what our atelier is capable of. There is a lot of hidden corsetry and underpinnings in these garments that are so seamless and beautifully executed; I am so proud of what the team have achieved,”
“With each collection we release, we try to push the boundaries to create something that captures the imagination and allows people to dream.”
Coinciding with the launch of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, the launch of East of the Sun and West of the Moon will mark the Australian couture house’s fourth year presenting in the city.
“Paris is the epicentre of the fashion world and the home of couture. It’s always such an honour to be able to showcase our work there,” says Vasileff.
Paolo Sebastian gowns are a red carpet favourite, having been worn by the likes of Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington, Madelaine Petsch and Katy Perry. There’s no doubt that Vasileff will continue to take Australian couture to a global audience.
Check out some of the incredible pieces from the Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2019-20 Collection below.
East of the Sun and West of the Moon
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