MBFWA 16 Wrap Up: Zhivago

Words by Matt Huxley

In a sea of basic bitch minimalism, Zhivago stands out as a shining beacon of hope for inspired design and unique styles.


‘Death becomes her’ was the latest offering from Russian designers Lara Kovacevich and Lydia Tsvetnenko and boy did it deliver.


Offering new inspirations mixed with the classic Zhivago silhouettes and fabrics that we know and love, the religious discourse integrated into the designs made for a truly inspired show.


Walking on sky-high crucifix heels, models hobbled down the runway in fitted satin coats, trimmed with lace in jewel tones. A flowing hooded jumpsuit that was the closing look was also a highlight.


A diverse colour palette lended itself to the sequinned fabric that permeated the catwalk. Utilised in the typical Zhivago silhouette, the dresses were embellished with the thick cotton straps around the hips that we saw last year. Eveningwear elevated.


The fishing wire wrapped around the model’s faces gave a high fashion edge, and a nod to the constricting notion of death. The powerful image of the models walking on crucifixes was in itself a masterpiece as well, although for one poor model, I think they may have been a touch too high.

All in all Zhivago managed to appeal to pre-existing fans, yet deliver an inspiring new collection that is both editorial and commercially friendly.


All images were provided courtesy of Ali Gordon from Modesto Blog

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