Inspired by the work of Tchaikovsky‘s iconic Nutcracker ballet, Paolo Sebastian’s latest collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week was a fairytale of meticulous craftsmanship. Each masterpiece told a regal story, brought to life with intricate embroideries, uncharted volumes and elaborate indulgences. One part fairytale and two parts heiress, it was raw Paolo Sebastian flair.
Creative director and designer, Paul Vasileff, has a penchant for whimsical beauty, experimenting with tailored cuts and sensual structures. Inspired by the Nutcracker‘s dreamlike realms, textures and tones were drawn from the Kingdom of the Dolls to The Land of the Flowers and everything in between. Think cashmere opulence, French tulle and silk chiffon in hues of glacier blues, sumptuous plum and hoar frost enamour. Adorned in hand-sewn delicate snowflakes, crystal embellishment and cascading florals, his signature silhouettes graze translucent necklines and boast a sweeping elegance.
Scroll down for a peek at Paolo Sebastian‘s seventeenth collection; an outpour of artisan enchantment.
Written by Shaymah Alkhair