Login Form

The Perfect Red Carpet Ready Fit Is As Close As SKYPE for Celebrities Seeking Paul Vasileff’s Paolo Sebastian Label

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

CELEBRITIES are taking to Skype to be fitted by South Australian based couture designer Paul Vasileff for red carpet events by the leading fashion designer who has embraced the technology from half a world away.

Rather than spending time jet setting across the globe, Paul Vasileff uses the internet to measure garments from his Paolo Sebastian label for clients across the globe. Vasileff's South Australian-based label is a highly sought after couture line.

He said Skype made tailoring clothes a matter of convenience and allowed people to be measured in the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

"I was living in Milan during my studies and I would Skype home every day so I guess for me it was just the natural and obvious choice. It just made sense and it really works so well," he said.

"The initial consultation will consist of getting to know the client, understanding their needs and what they want to achieve. I'll present them with a sketch based on the ideas we have discussed and from there we will take their measurements step by step as I guide them through.

"It has allowed us to reach and connect with markets all over the world. It's a wonderful way to meet with the client and although they can be on the other side of the world they are able to feel as though they are right in the fitting room with me."

But it's not just about convenience for the client. The use of Skype also allows Vasileff to live in his home town Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, far away from the hustle and bustle of major fashion centres such as Milan, Paris and New York.

"My family, friends and life are in Adelaide," he said.

"I'm so grateful and proud to not only be based here but to have our atelier and manufacturing base here too."

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor (Image 1, Pictured with Giuliana Rancic, R) wearing a Paolo Sebastian dress at the Indian Film Festival Awards in Melbourne last year. Picture: Madan Lepcha 

Vasileff has used Skype to measure a list of celebrities such as Australian pop star Delta Goodrem and MTV Portugal host Anna Sofia.

He has also designed dresses for Kim Kardashian West, Giuliana Rancic, Kris Jenner, Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and 2016 Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx.

"We have dressed numerous celebrities using Skype as a way of conducting fittings. Quite often they have very busy schedules and through Skype it's a great way to run through things when they have five minutes from the comfort of their own home or office," Vasileff said.

"It (Skype) allows you to connect with such a broad audience. It doesn't matter where in the world you are as long as you have Wi-Fi connection.

In October Vasileff will have his clothes feature at the Adelaide Fashion Festival in South Australia.

Adelaide Fashion Festival creative director Chris Kontos said the festival would be "jam-packed" with exciting new trends and would include some of Adelaide's best designers.

"We have such diversity within our band of local designers, but there are many who have complementary aesthetics," Kontos said.

"Having world-renowned stylists bring the looks to life, we will certainly present runway shows unlike anything ever seen in Adelaide."

All images courtesy of Paul Vasileff and used with permission.

Content provided by The Lead South Australia, a news service providing stories about innovation in South Australia.

 

Haute Tease

  • California Takes Critical First Steps Toward Rape Kit Reform

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Joyful Heart Foundation announced that California passed into law two important steps to reform the way the state addresses untested rape kits in law enforcement custody and to strengthen victim's rights, including access to information about the status of the kit.

     
  • Amazon Studios Greenlights Fifth Season of Jill Soloway’s Award Winning Series Transparent

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit a fifth season of Jill Soloway's Golden Globe Award and multi-Emmy Award winning series Transparent. The fifth season will begin production next year and is anticipated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 exclusively for Prime Members.  

  • McDonald’s Worker Sells Heroin in Happy Meals

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Pittsburgh McDonald’s fast food employee was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics for distribution as she reportedly sold heroin in Happy Meals to pre-arranged buyers through the drive through window.

     
  • 2015 Tribeca Film Festival® Announces Total Attendance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, today announced that during the Festival's 14th edition more than 467,000 people attended various events hosted by Tribeca Enterprises.

     
  • SHORTSTV™ To Release The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2018 In Theaters Nationwide

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    ShortsTV™, the World's Only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, will open "THE 2018 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS" across 500 screens across the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia on Feb. 9, 2018.   

  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

     
  • Alpine High School Active Shooter Story Unfolds Differently; Officer Involved Shooting Wounds One

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A freshman girl in West Texas committed suicide with a single self-inflicted gunshot this week after wounding a fellow female student at Alpine High School after the directed incident escalated resulting in an officer involved shooting of a fellow first responder.

Donate Elite

It's the desire at Haute-Lifestyle.com to keep journalism free. Running a business, however, dictates what is now a common dilemma; a paywall, subscription or donation. Thank you for your donation.