Cover star Zinnia Kumar is a model on a mission, who believes her purpose on this earth is to leave it in a better place than when she arrived. A vocal activist against colourism and racism, she is a voice for marginalised communities both in the fashion industry and the globe at large. If she wasn't a model, she'd be a conservation ecologist. Clad in Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu on the cover of out Lust issue – styled by Charlotte Agnew and photographed by Jessie Lizotte – her presence is unmatched.
Left: LOUIS VUITTON jacket, top and shorts; MIU MIU belt.
Right: BALENCIAGA jacket from MARAIS; GUCCI shirt, top and jeans; MIU MIU briefs; CELINE shoes; DIOR FINE JEWELLERY necklace.
Kumar elevates the understated with her punchy, engaging attitude, embodying the Louis Vuitton woman in frame. Nicolas Ghesquière's ability to transform a pair of denim shorts or jacket into a statement piece means the Louis Vuitton silhouette is timeless no matter the garment in question. In a setting applicable to suburban surroundings and more associated with everyday life, Kumar stands out and makes the room her own. Take notice.
GIVENCHY jacket; MIU MIU shirt, skirt and belt; BOTTEGA VENETA shoes.
Enter the 'it-girl' ensemble of 2022: the Miu Miu skirt set. Miuccia Prada says the piece stems from researching reality and reworking timeless garments into new iterations. And while looking to the past in order to conceive the future isn't a new prospect for fashion, Prada's conceptualisation of early-2000s silhouettes reimagined as contemporary streetwear is a freshness akin to Kumar herself.
Left: LOUIS VUITTON jacket, vest, jeans and shoes.
Right: CELINE shirt and jumper; CHRISTIAN DIOR dress; CELINE shoes; BOTTEGA VENETA necklace.
Feature Image: BOTTEGA VENETA jacket and necklace.
To experience the Lust issue in its entirety, the March edition of RUSSH will be available on newsstands from March 3 and through our shop. Find a stockist near you.