FIRST LOOK: Paolo Sebastian Launches New Collection, Reverie, In Paris

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In its tenth year couture house Paolo Sebastian introduces the Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collection, Reverie.

The Australian-based couture label continues its rise as an international couture house, launching the Reverie collection on its website and social media channels today at 2:30pm, South Australian time.

Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, particularly the work of Alphonse Mucha, the collection explores the concept of the goddess-like muse: ethereal, mystical and entranced by a daydream.

Creative Director and Designer Paul Vasileff said the launch at La Maison Champs Elysees, which coincides with Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, would show a different aesthetic.

“This season we’ve moved away slightly from our traditional soft look and focused on a much deeper colour palette to reflect the muted tones used in Mucha’s work,” Vasileff said.

Reverie also sees Vasileff experiment with different techniques and fabrics, which underpin the high level of craftsmanship that goes into creating a Paolo Sebastian gown.

Featuring a rich colour palette of antique gold, pale rose and slate, the twelve-piece collection embraces a juxtaposition of textures including opulent velvet, tailored wool cashmere and delicate Chantilly lace.

Accents include metallic beadwork, raw edge detailing and ornate embroidery with a strong emphasis on leaf and floral motifs. Ball gown skirts feature scene embroidery of goddesses and cherubs, complementing a dramatic finale ball gown that required over 120 metres of fabric to construct and is adorned with hand-painted flowers and leaves.

The Paolo Sebastian label has grown significantly in its ten years of business, and now has a team of 18 at its South Australian atelier.

Keep scrolling to view the beautiful Reverie collection:

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