What feels like an unimaginable time, on the cusp of when COVID-19 got real in Australia. With the cancellation of some Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) 2020 events being cancelled.

Fortunately Paolo Sebastian debuted at VAMFF for the first time in the history of it’s 13 years as an Australian Couture Fashion House.

The Spring/Summer 2020 Couture Collection, namely ‘The Passage of Spring’, glided down the Vogue Runway styled by Vogue Fashion Editor: Pip Moroney.

“Closing the Vogue Runway was such an Honour. We have loved making our debut at VAMFF this year” – Paul Vasileff

Unfortunately I was not there to bear witness but at a time when Fashion Festivals return from quarantine, I will be there!

Inspired by Botticelli’s Painting Primavera and illuminating the beauty of spring and the infinite rebirth of nature, this Collection captures the mystique of the three graces and the organic beauty they bestow.

As an allegory to the lush growth of spring, intricate seam-work suggests the formation of petals while voluminous ruffles and soft, floaty swing dresses bring luxury and romance to the collection.  Printed Silk Organza captures the beauty of the Hydrangea Flower, mimicking its degrade hues and unique patterning.

For those (like me) who also didn’t get to attend, you can live vicariously through his new collection available here.



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