Emma, me and Di
I was so excited to head along to the Zhivago show for Perth Fashion Week and see what was in store. Before the show I caught up with two friends, Emma and Di who are both total fashionistas. Emma was wearing the most amazing Lisa Ho floral pants (I’m in LOVE!) with an orange silk shirt and matching Gucci handbag. Di looked super glamorous in a grecian style Charlie Brown number and faux fur. I’ve never seen Di looking anything less than totally fab, which makes perfect sense given she is the social editor of The West Australian.
Emma’s floral Lisa Ho Pants and orange Gucci bag
My own outfit was a cream peplum top with black pants, a metal belt from Sportsgirl (as featured in my post here), Mollini peep toe shoe boots, and a vintage Anne Klein crossover bag.
The Zhivago collection was so amazing and diverse, with really beautiful attention to detail. There were sequin dresses, neon tops, hot leather pants, pleated collars, short shorts, beautiful sheer tops and Zhivago’s trademark dresses. They also used the most incredible blue fabric that looked like liquid, I am so fascinated to find out what it is!
What I really loved about the collection is that there are pieces that could be incorporated into an everyday wardrobe and then they also had complete showstoppers, like a floor length sequinned gown.
I can’t wait for these pieces to hit the stores!
A huge congratulations to Lara and Lydia for this incredible collection.
Did you head along to an event for Perth Fashion Week?
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Lara and Lydia of Zhivago
With Perth Fashion Week just around the corner, I thought it would be great to catch up with Lara Kovacevich, one half of WA design duo Zhivago, and find out what’s been happening and what we can expect from their upcoming collection.
How has the past year been for Zhivago?
We have had the most crazy busy year and it has been so amazing. We have just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and in that time we have done three collections, a trade show, a show for PFF, dressed numerous celebrities and signed with a US agent as well as being stocked through Australia. So it seems the busier the better for us!
Nicole Trunfio in Zhivago
Where do you find inspiration for your designs and collections?
We design for ourselves first, what we love, what we would like to wear and what we haven’t been able to find. Each season we pick an inspiration and use that for our shapes, we don’t look to other designers and what they are doing and I think that shows in the clothes. Our shapes are very strong, we love sharp tailoring and using leathers (you will see more of this when winter is released on April 1st), we have been told our look is very European, especially for an Australian label. Summer was a bit of a hint towards the true style of the label but this winter collection will really define the label and its shapes. The winter collection was received really well by the stores so that’s really exciting for us.
What can we expect to see for the SS13 collection?
We can promise we are going more into colour, our first summer collection was quite dark and this new summer collection is more refined, totally different but still very Zhivago in the shapes and tailoring. We aren’t allowed to reveal anything until the PFW show!!
Who are your style icons?
Lydia and I both love Lady Gaga, Milla Jovovich and Daphne Guiness. We love their edgy style and the fact that they will take risks for fashion.
Zhivago are launching their SS13 collection on Saturday 21st April during Perth Fashion Week. For tickets to the show and after party, see here.