- Posted on Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Designer Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian sought to push the boundaries of his label’s craftsmanship with the Nightingale collection. The resulting gowns are testament to his tenacity - every design is imbued with the most intricate of details and each closer glance reveals wondrous new facets which before would have gone unnoticed.
About the collection:
Inspired by folktales of the graceful nightingale whose song enchants all that hear it, designer Paul Vasileff really wanted to push himself with the new collection.
“I really wanted to show what we are capable of. I sketched all of the embroideries myself and was so excited to push our craftsmanship into the next level. To me that is what couture is about,” says Vasileff.
The delicate nature of the songbird is reflected in a series of sheer gowns, exhibiting graceful silhouettes and intricate hand-embroidered detail. In tones of pewter, peony and copper, the garments feature ornate embroideries, hand-sketched by designer Paul Vasileff.
Ombre and metallic fringing and delicate feather embellishment adorn several pieces, whilst a Sophie Hallette lace cape imparts a regal presence. Evoking the essence of the lovelorn nightingale's serenade, the collection presents an old-world charm, holding true to the signature Paolo Sebastian look.
Tulle column gown with nightingale embroidery and ombre silk fringe (PSS/S1601).
Illusion tulle ballerina gown with floral embroideries and open back (PSS/S1602).
Layered ballerina gown with nightingale embroidery (PSS/S1603).
Illusion sleeved fishtail gown with nightingale embroidery (PSS/S1604).
Silk fishtail gown with Sophie Hallette beaded lace cape (PSS/S1605).
Illusion gown with bishop sleeves and nightingale embroideries (PSS/S1606).
Tulle fishtail gown with beaded feather detailing (PSS/S1607).
Strapless petal skirt gown and cape with beaded feather detailing (PSS/S1608).
Beaded fringe gown with illusion neckline and nightingale embroideries (PSS/S1609).
Ball gown with feather detailing and floral embroidery (PSS/1610).