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Paolo Sebastian AW19 Couture

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EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON

Inspired by Nordic folklore kindled in enchantment and legend, couture house Paolo Sebastian introduces its Autumn/Winter 2019-20 Collection entitled, East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

The collection follows the journey of a peasant maiden, who in the pursuit of true love, embarks on a relentless quest to save a prince imprisoned in a castle that lies east of the sun and west of the moon.

Creative Director and Designer Paul Vasileff said the collection launch at Artcurial in Paris, which coincided with Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, would show a more refined aesthetic, with emphasis on bespoke embroideries and structural silhouettes.

“This season we’ve invested a lot of time developing new styles, silhouettes and bespoke embroideries to capture the essence of the folktale,” Vasileff said.

Stand out pieces include a tailored cashmere coat and dégradé sleeved cocktail gown, each gilded with celestial-inspired map embroidery; illustrating the heroine’s journey through the northern, southern, eastern and western winds of the tale. Whilst corsetry creates beautifully defined waisted silhouette, showcasing the artisanal vigour of the Paolo Sebastian atelier.

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