Alexandra Zvi is a Melbourne-based designer producing fashion, and costume. Originally from England, she has been designing and creating for the past 20 years.
Alexandra trained and worked in both fashion and costume design, learning both commercial and couture methods from tailors, costume makers and Textile artists. Her love of detail is evident throughout her collections, whether it’s a piping detail around the neck or draped fabric at the hips. Alexandra’s designs are distinctively different, but wearable for todays lover of style and fashion.
Fashion takes its inspiration from the past, combining traditional costume detail with contemporary styles. Alexandra can create unique and beautifully crafted garments of distinction. A work of art as well as a wearable product.
Alexandra’s costumes are designed rather than reproduced. Gaining experience working in repertory theatre Alexandra went on to teach costume construction while continuing to design and produce for dance and theatre productions.
Alexandra has described her design style as intrinsic to who she is.
‘To be intrinsic is to belong naturally, to be essential. When I design, I naturally combine intricate detail with colour and pattern. Even when I’m using a plain colour, detail is taken further than the top stitching on a hem, its button choice, the lining. Everything is intrinsic to the overall design. Maybe there isn’t a need to use Dupion silk fabric for the lining, but when this adds that extra something to the experience of wearing an Alexandra Zvi design – its worth it.”