Photo of Winner of the 2017 Young Australian of the Year Paul Vasileff

The 2017 Young Australian of the Year is acclaimed fashion designer and international business entrepreneur Paul Vasileff of Adelaide, South Australia.

At just 26 years of age, Paul Vasileff has achieved extraordinary success as an international fashion designer. Passionate, determined, and committed to running his business from his hometown of Adelaide, Paul’s achievements prove that anything is possible.

Paul’s passion for fashion started at the tender age of 11, when he stitched his first dress with the help of his grandmother. Since then, he has gone on to graduate from Milan’s prestigious Europeo Istituto di Design and is now the brains behind couture label Paolo Sebastian.