The Clothes: Inspired by daguerreotypes of Russian Orthodox monks who have lived for centuries on Mount Athos in Greece (seriously), Plokhov’s goths were strained between two clerical roles: the Parochial (who wear white and can marry), and the Monastic (who wear black and are men of god). The result were monochromatic looks in the form of wool and gauze drop crotch trousers, a suede trench that would make both Trinity and Neo (from Matrix) drool and cold-dyed bloussons, utility vests and tanks.
The Hair & Makeup: The serious-looking boys had their locks slicked back and painted to match the black, white or grey of their outfits. Those with longer manes had the ends tied back into a tail, and bound in matching material.
The Soundtrack: Violins (for the black) gave way to heavy drums (for the grey) which in turn bowed to Gregorian chants (for the angelic whites)
The Vibe: Plokhov continues to distance himself from his days as Versace’s menswear designer with collections that feel as opposite as can be from the over-the-top Italian label: dark, minimal, asymmetrical and serious as eff.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Zombie Boy (if we’re going with half-celebrities), Skrillex, Alexander Skarsgard.