RUSSIA NEXT GEN
Designing the shorts for Adonis’ arch nemesis; Viktor Drago, the direction was to reflect
the Russian nationality predominantly, and obviously as the characters are from two
different walks of life, the shorts needed to look not only like they are designed differently,
but also as though they are produced differently. We focused on silk satins, embroidery
and a rich, traditional approach. The design of the shorts symbolises a stylised ‘sash’ in
the colours of the flag, and a gold embroidered applique to the waistband.
The Russian heritage particularly shone through in the fight robe for Drago featuring
the Russian eagle crest embroidered to the front chest.