We first spotted 25-year-old Nickitar Omondi in March, strutting down Union St in Adelaide’s East End in a striking two piece suit and yellow pumps.
The Kenyan born designer and final year marketing student topped the vote as your style favourite that same month, and has since had the opportunity to model one of the breathtaking creations by South Australian couture wunderkind Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian.
“When I saw that Nickitar was going to be the model, I instantly thought of this dress, as the soft pink colour would look incredible against her skin tone,” said Vasileff, who is currently also the Young Australian of the Year.
“While it’s a very soft and feminine silhouette, modern motifs like the side slit and choker compliment Cocktail Revolution’s street style aesthetic.”
Describing herself as having “champagne taste,” Nickitar said the gown, which took 100 hours to make(!), felt as though it was made for her.
Photographer Dimitra Koriozos shot Nickitar wearing the Beaded Chantilly Dress in the streets of Adelaide, Vasileff’s home town.
You’ve never seen Paolo Sebastian like this before – street style in Adelaide!
See more Paolo Sebastian gowns up close in our behind-the-scenes story from the Adelaide Fashion Festival here.