WHO: The megababe Katarina Ivanovska, the megadesigner MARKOV, and myself
WHAT: Shoot an editorial with 5 ways to wear MARKOV’s Signature Asymmetric Dinner Jacket
WHEN: One sunny afternoon in the endlessly rainy June
In what seemed to be a monsoon Macedonian June, scheduling a shoot on a Friday afternoon when the forecast called for a 70% chance of rain may have been risky business. But knowing that we made a safe bet with a mega model, we decided to gamble anyway.
And blessed be the gods of fashion who opened up the sky for 3 hours, and made our shoot happen all around the city in a beautiful version of post-rainy Skopje.
Our gorgeous Katarina perfectly encapsulated the fierce MARKOV woman and beautifully wore 5 very different looks with one star garment: the Signature Asymmetric Dinner Jacket from fine Italian cotton velvet and silk satin lining in a flaming red shade.
“I’ve had an obsession and an ongoing romance with tuxedo jackets ever since I put one on for the first time myself. I believe that a structured, impeccably cut dinner jacket is the most sensual and most timeless garment,” says MARKOV.
This asymmetric take on the formal shawl lapel dinner jacket was one of the first pieces that this talented guy designed and developed. The intricate piece took more than a month and a half of work. The process included perfecting the piece on a mannequin, as well as numerous fittings on a model, to achieve an extremely fitted cut which accents the waist and envelops the body, with a narrow sleeve and a length that allows it to be worn both as a jacket, or as a dress to show off legs.
“When I saw the finished Asymmetric jacket for the first time, I knew that my signature piece was created,” concludes MARKOV.
In these 5 looks, Katarina wears this stunning piece in an edgy, feminine, formal, androgynous, totally glamorous, a little punk, and a little tomboy way, with leather, silk, men’s shirts, denim, cotton, and crystals, paired with heels and loafers, mixing high and low, and playing with a variety of proportions. But the options do not stop there – they are as endless as the beauty of this unexpected piece.
All of MARKOV’s Signature Asymmetric Dinner Jackets are made to measure and take approximately 10 work days to make. To get one for yourself:
– Make an appointment with the designer
– Place an order
– Have your measurements taken
– Go to a prototype fitting
– Enrich your wardrobe with a truly special piece
The price of the piece is €450, but all ATF readers get a special discount.
So go ahead, give yourself a treat!
PHOTOGRAPHY // JOVANA ZUKA
MAKEUP // MARKOV
HAIR // KATARINA HERSELF