Paolo Sebastian Showing in Adelaide Fashion Festival

World-renowned local designer returns for 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival

Victoria Square will light up in October with high-profile couture label Paolo Sebastian once again included in the Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide’s stellar line up.

Ten runways and twenty events will take place across five days, including two separate Paolo Sebastian runways.

In July a collection of gowns by Paolo Sebastian were showcased in Paris, reinforcing South Australia’s commitment to strengthening trade and investment opportunities with France.

“Paul Vasileff is one of Australia’s premier designers and it is brilliant he will stun audiences again with his with couture label Paolo Sebastian,” said Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell.

“He was one of the big success stories of last year’s Festival and this year there will be even more local designers who will wow the public.”

“Since last year’s event we have seen other local designers present collections and build connections in Paris, as well as China, Jakarta and Mumbai.”

“Tonight’s launch will not only showcase the Adelaide Fashion Festival program but also the State’s premium food and wine, which will feature throughout the Festival.”

The Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide will be officially launched tonight at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute where local designers Acler will feature their Spring/Summer collection.

“We are really excited to have Acler as part of the program who were featured in A Night Of Fashion at the Art Gallery last year, who have gone from strength to strength in the past 18 months,” said Adelaide Fashion Festival Creative Director Chris Kontos.

“The AFF Runway is going to be jam-packed with the hottest trends, Adelaide’s “it” designers and cool styles that everyone will want to wear.”

“We have such diversity within our band of local designers, but there are many who have complimentary aesthetics.”

“It’s exciting to see some of the icons of the South Australian fashion scene showing one moment, and emerging talent storming the runway the next.”

Other designers to feature in the Festival include Liza Emanuele, Alexis George, Jaimie Sortino, Australian Fashion Labels, Naomi Murrell and Julie White.

The Festival will be held from October 19 to 23.