Designer Paul Vasileff could be called a prodigy. At just seventeen years old, Vasileff launched his first collection, and in the eight years since, has become a celebrity favorite under his label Paolo Sebastian. His designs are both whimsical and sensual, many featuring daring sheer illusion barely concealed by exquisite nature-inspired embroidery.
Vasileff’s latest collection “The Snow Maiden” might indicate that he hasn’t left the Disney movies behind quite yet, calling to mind the recent animated sensation Frozen and fit for a princess. The stunning gowns debuted at those aforementioned sold out shows in Adelaide earlier this year and feature both high and plunging necklines, layers of lace, and Vasileff’s signature sheer illusion adorned with exquisite embroidery and beading. The color palette ranged from pale and dreamy to dark and dramatic, some draped with fur.
This winter wonderland of fashion makes one thing quite clear: Vasileff’s star is on the rise. It’s no wonder the label is now global, with stores in Adelaide, Kuwait, New York, and Singapore.