Paul’s three decade career started in Australia then onto New York, Florence, Milan, Paris and Los Angeles. His international career began with the Liz Claiborne Group and he has designed for luxury fashion houses, such as Halston, John Richmond and BCBG Max Azria.
PAUL LA FONTAINE’s signature collection was launched in Italy in 2002 and sold in high-end global department stores and leading designer boutiques in Paris, New York and Milan where he established the latest trend showrooms. He featured in many leading fashion publications and the mainstream fashion industry media such as Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Times Weekend, FHM and Playboy Publishing.
While working for 5 years in Italy, he refined his skills in tailoring and dressmaking with some of the industry’s most renowned luxury ateliers and manufacturers, producing established luxury brands.
In Asia, as designer and product development director, Paul worked with local exporters and major European retailers creating Men's and Women's collections, highlighting seasonal mood & colour concepts and identifying key trends and shapes. His collections feature affordable fabrics, based on his experience and strong affinity in the textile industry.
With new purpose and passion, Paul returns to the premium market with his vision of “LUXURY - SLOW FASHION - TAILOR MADE”, catering for the emerging demand for individual, timeless and sustainable quality clothing. His garments have a unique design aesthetic, balanced between classic and contemporary, inspired by his international travels, music, art and culture.