Vasilija Zivanic is a fashion designer, illustrator, costume designer, and educator. Her focus on engineering smart textiles infused with 3D parametric graphics led to a collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects that solidified her passion for and development of forward thinking approaches to ready to wear.
Zivanic's illustration work spans from ongoing commercial projects for leading beauty brands to design and artworks for the fashion designer Victoria Bartlett, which were exhibited in collaboration with renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein. Zivanic's costume designs have been predominantly commissioned for theatre pieces by the award-winning director Blanca Zizka. She is a winner of the Kahn Career Award for exceptional talent and was recently nominated for the prestigious Barrymore Award.
Zivanic graduated with highest honors from Boston University, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design in addition to her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion and Costume Design from the University of Design in Belgrade.