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The Nutcracker: Paolo Sebastian's 2018-2019 Autumn/Winter Collection

I want my designs to capture the imagination and allow people to dream.” ~ Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian

The Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2018-19 couture collection draws upon Tchaikovsky’s enchanting ballet The Nutcracker and his vibrant and iconic tunes are brought to life through breathtaking dresses and gowns which have danced their way into our hearts.


PSAW1913 – Tulle ballerina dress with carousel embroidery


PSAW1912 – Embroidered floral gown

A word from Paolo Sebastian:
Inspired by the works of Russian composer, Tchaikovsky, the Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2018-19 couture collection holds true to the label’s essence; the creation of a grand narrative through meticulously crafted couture.

Drawing upon the composer’s acclaimed masterpiece, The Nutcracker, the iconic scores are brought to life through delicate embroideries illustrating the dreamlike realms of the tale, from the Kingdom of the Dolls to the Land of the Flowers, and all realms in-between.

Textures of opulent wool cashmere, French tulle and silk chiffon in tones of glacier blue, sugar plum, frost white and garnet are adorned with intricate hand-sewn snowflakes, floral motifs, and delicate crystal embellishments, evoking a sense of enchantment and melodrama synonymous with the composer’s works.

Signature silhouettes of illusion necklines and sweeping ball gowns are juxtaposed by structured military inspired tailoring, mirroring the strength and bravery of the fearless heroine.

Standout pieces include a ballerina dress with custom carousel embroidery, a Sophie Hallette Chantilly lace tiered gown referencing the realms and an Uncle Drosselmeier inspired cashmere coat with metallic thread-work, demonstrating designer Paul Vasileff’s attention to detail and craftsmanship in his seventeenth collection.


PSAW1901 – Merino wool jacket with metallic thread-work embroidery


PSAW1902 – Cashmere cropped jacket with metallic thread-work embroidery


PSAW1903 – Silk chiffon tea- length dress with bow detail


PSAW1904 – Tulle mini-dress with corded embroidery


PSAW1905 – Wool cashmere trapeze coat with metallic thread-work embroidery


PSAW1906 – Hail-spot tulle caped gown


PSAW1907 – Cashmere coat with metallic thread scene embroidery


PSAW1908 – Corseted cashmere gown


PSAW1909 – Hail-spot tulle ballerina dress


PSAW1910 – Tulle tea-length dress with crystal beadwork


PSAW1911 – Embroidered floral ballerina dress with tulle trapeze shirt


PSAW1912 – Embroidered floral gown


PSAW1914 – Draped silk chiffon gown


PSAW1915 – Embroidered tiered ballerina dress


PSAW1916 – Beaded scene tiered pencil skirt with tulle shirt


PSAW1917 – Beaded scene tiered gown


PSAW1918 – Tulle ballerina dress with floral beadwork


PSAW1919 – Beaded hail-spot tulle gown with corset detailing


PSAW1920 – Tulle gown with asymmetrical overskirt and illusion neckline


PSAW1921 – Sheer ballgown with crinoline banding and scattered crystal beadwork


PSAW1922 – Tulle caped dress with snowflake beadwork


PSAW1923 – Caped gown with three-dimensional floral embroidery


PSAW1925 – Ruffle ballgown with corset detailing


PSAW1926 – Ruffle ballgown with beaded detailing

 

Other Paolo Sebastian collections
Once Upon a Dream – A Disney Inspired Collection by Paolo Sebastian
Gilded Wings: Paolo Sebastian’s 2016-2017 Autumn/Winter Collection
The Nightingale: Paolo Sebastian Spring/Summer 2015-16 Collection
The Sleeping Garden: Paolo Sebastian’s Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection
The Call of the Sea: Paolo Sebastian's Spring/Summer 2014-15 Collection

 


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