Paolo Sebastian collaborates with The Walt Disney Company

Photo by Meaghan Coles

You know we love Paul Vasileff and his label, Paolo Sebastian. Season after season and runway show after runway show, he never ceases to amaze us – we’ve always said his dresses are straight from a fairy tale and his journey is what dreams are made of. But now, in a real life fairy tale, the Adelaide-based couture label has announced that its latest collection will be in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Australia.

The collection, Once Upon A Dream – A Disney Inspired Collection by Paolo Sebastian, will debut at the 2017 Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz this Sunday. Two of his runway shows have already sold out with the third following closely behind.

Captivated by the iconic stories as a child, Disney has always been a source of inspiration for the man behind the label.

“As a child Disney played a significant role in my life, as it has for so many. It is one of the main reasons I followed the path into fashion design,” says Paul.

In CLIQUE’s first ever interview with Paul, he told us a story about how he reached out to Mary Costa, who was the voice of Princess Aurora in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, to get some of his sketches signed. They have been talking on the phone regularly ever since, and it was with her support that he reached out to Disney with the vision of uniting their two unique kinds of magic.

“To collaborate with Disney for this collection has been an absolute honor and a dream come true for me both personally and professionally,” Paul says. “With this collection, I really want to capture that essence of Disney that we all cherish so much and bring it to life through couture.”

The collection has been inspired by this life long admiration of Disney and also a very special trip to Los Angeles where Paul was invited to visit the Disney studio. The designer was given full access to Disney archives, including sketches, music lyrics, imagery and a private tour of Walt Disney’s offices.

“Disney is globally recognised and admired and are very specific with whom they associate their brand with,” says Chris Kontos, Creative Director of the Adelaide Fashion Festival.

“This collaboration just proves that the Paolo Sebastian brand is so well respected internationally.”

As with all his other gowns, this very special collection has been designed by Paul and meticulously hand crafted in his Adelaide atelier.

The full Once Upon A Dream collection will debut on Sunday night at #AFF17. Limited tickets are still available to his third runway show here.

Adelaide Fashion Festival: The party to end all parties

For one night only, you can join the AFF x Clique and score yourself a spot at the fashion party to end all parties. Presented by our very good friends Spring Carnival @ Morphettville and hosted by AFF Creative Director, Chris Kontos and the AFF models, the AFF x White Marquee grounds – home to this year’s runway – will play host to all things fashion and fab.

When: Saturday, October 14 starting at 8pm.
Where: AFF X White Marquee Grounds, Torrens Parade Ground
How much: $85 –Tickets are $85 per head including two hour drinks package including cocktails and great food.

Buy your tickets here.