When your designs are showing up on big-name superstars like Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner and Lady Gaga, you can sleep easily knowing you’re doing something very, very right. That’s why the designers of Perth-based label Zhivago, Lara Kovacevich and Lydia Tsvetnenko, should feel quite well-rested.
Having launched the label at the 2012 Perth Fashion Festival, it’s amazing how much the brand, co-designed by two long-time friends, has achieved in such a short amount of time. Perhaps it is the tailored pieces fit for the red carpet or maybe it’s the forward-thinking direction of the ever-growing label.
Either way, international and local celebrities are loving Zhivago, and looking amazing in it. We’re looking back at the past two years and celebrating our favourite Zhivago moments.
It was a big moment for Zhivago when Kendall stepped out at the Much Music Video Awards in a two-piece suit from its upcoming Equilibrium Spring 2015 collection. Kendall’s wardrobe choices were centre of attention for the night, having bared her hip bones for the red carpet. The borderline nudity was great for the Perth label because now the matchy-matchy Zhivago ensemble she covered up in afterward will probably fly off the racks following its release.
Samantha Jade rocked a sparkly lace Zhivago number for her performance at the Socceroos World Cup farewell match against South Africa in May.
“Western Australia is such a hotbed of incredible talent, which is why I chose a Zhivago dress for the ARIA Awards,” Jules Sebastian told Designed by WA. We think her choice was a good one, gracing the 2013 awards in this white sequined number teamed with Hollywood-glamour waves, red lips and diamond accessories.
Never one to shy away from all things sparkly, Dannii Minogue wore a custom-made, copper sequined Zhivago dress for the 2013 The X Factor Week 4 live results show. The statement dress with a plunging neckline was the perfect choice for Dannii’s petite frame.
This Zhivago dress worn by Jesinta Campbell is important for one of two reasons. Firstly, it’s an edgy take on your typical LBD and looks amazing on the former Miss Universe contestant. Secondly, the piece was also worn by Lady Gaga, who rocked the same Timeless Dress while attending a film screening in New York.