West Australian-based label Zhivago is rapidly building a reputation for their signature fusion of impeccably tailored ready-to-wear, avant-garde separates and show-stopping red carpet gowns.
Co-designed by longtime friends, Lara Kovacevich and Lydia Tsvetnenko and meaning ‘daring’ in Russian, Zhivago was launched at the 2012 Perth Fashion Festival to widespread critical acclaim. Both designers earned their fashion stripes at tender ages; Lara learned the art of costume via her sister’s successful label that was patroned by many of W.A’s most colourful personalities. While Lydia, demonstrating an early entrepreneurial streak would sew and then sell clothing to her family and friends.
Over the past 3 years Zhivago have dressed an enviable list of international and national celebrities including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Giuliana Rancic, Dej Loaf, Leslie Grace, Liz Trinnear, Jennifer Hawkins, Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem, Samantha Jade, Jesinta Campbell, Nicole Trunfio, plus many, many more.