Zambesi Marches on Moscow

NZ fashion label Zambesi has netted its largest ever international account. Zambesi will be stocked in Moscow’s soon-to-open Cara & Co concept store, which describes itself as a “deluxe boutique for intellectuals.” Label owners Neville and Elisabeth Findlay have refused to disclose the size or dollar value of the order Cara & Co have placed. “What I can say is that they are our biggest export client so it is pretty serious stuff,” said Neville in Wellington’s Dominion Post. “This is a real thrill for us, especially for Liz, whose parents have a Russian connection.” Cara & Co is the brainchild of Russian born Rosa Kamenev, who has recently moved back to Moscow after 17 years in Sydney. Kamenev is reportedly a huge fan of Zambesi, which will be stocked alongside Australian labels Akira Isogawa and Ksubi, and designer brands from Denmark, Portugal, Belgium and the US. “A passion for fashion lives in every Russian woman,” she said. “It’s born out of the past shortage of consumer goods in the USSR.”

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