The devil is in the detail, so they say, and detail is exactly what you will get when you come face-to-face with the ever-so intricate display, Retrospective by international couture house, Paolo Sebastian.
Within the grandiose Rundle Place in Rundle Mall, discover several gowns and accessories from the global brand’s past collections that showcase storytelling and romanticism in fashion.
The Retrospective Collection has been personally selected by Paolo Sebastian founder, Adelaide’s own Paul Vasileff, and is a rare opportunity to marvel at the delicate, hand embroidered fabrics.
The exclusive installation includes the Persephone gown inspired by the complexities of love and beauty of Greek mythology. The Nutcracker gowns which bring to life the works of Russian composer Tchaikovsky. As well as the Sleeping Garden gown which portrays the untamed beauty of a midwinter woodland.
“These are some of my favourite gowns because they focus on the importance of storytelling and share the essence of Paolo Sebastian with hand-embroidery, elegant draping and delicate fabrics such as tulle and French lace,” Paul said.
“Each collection is inspired by fables or fairytales and becomes a showcase of silhouettes that blend old world glamour and traditional methods.
“I’m proud that we’ve been able to build Paolo Sebastian from Adelaide, so it’s an honour to share this curated selection of my favourite gowns with South Australians at Rundle Place.”
Rundle Place Centre Manager, Mandy Beresford, says, “Every handmade gown is a work of art and the gowns that Paul has selected are truly incredible.
“It’s a privilege for us to host this special retrospective for South Australians and celebrate the international success of one of our own,” Mandy shares.
The free Retrospective Collection can be gazed upon now on the ground floor of Rundle Place in the heart of Rundle Mall.
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