Paolo Sebastian has released their collections for Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter this year!
With the work of 26 year old Paul Vasileff behind it, Paolo Sebastian is a fashion label that has taken off since its first launch in 2007. The Australian label is inspired by old fairy tales and fables and I think this is very clearly represented throughout all of the collections. Not only do they use delicate, feminine, flowing fabrics but they incorporate many birds and aspects of nature such as leaves to give that ‘princess’ appeal. These hand-crafted dresses innocently sparkle as if caught by rays of sun and the models used to show off the designs have that ‘no makeup’ look, seemingly un-styled hair as if they are fresh from nature which I feel mimics the theme of the dresses. Lots of the designs have sheer parts so lots of the body can be seen, however this is done in such a tasteful way, it is not portrayed as sexual but instead this is usually where the use of nature comes in. For example birds will be used to cover up, emphasising the purity of the ideas. All colours are soft and neutral with the odd faded lilac, pink or touch of blue and the settings used for advertising are either traditional high ceiling ball room type spaces or old castle settings. Due to the exclusivity and price of these dresses, they are typically worn by extremely wealthy brides and celebrities such as Giuliana Rancic so the chances of me ever being able to wear one is slim, but a girl can dream!
Here are a couple of dresses which have always stood out to me from his Spring/Summer 2015-16 collection:
Pictures and facts from ‘www.paolosebastian.com‘ where you can also view all of the collections.