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 Read more →
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When I was reviewing my Fashion Week schedule last week, I was very excited to see Alexandre Plokhov’s menswear and, more importantly, womenswear presentation listed on the calendar at Barneys New York.
Mr. Plokhov was the genius behind Cloak, a menswear label with a cult following that mysteriously shut its doors one day, kind of like the fashion-equivalent of the Willy Wonka factory. After Cloak, Alexandre took the helm at Versace menswear working with Donatella for several years.
Many moons ago (2008 maybe?), a mutual friend introduced me to Mr. Plokhov over oysters and champagne at SoHo institution Raoul’s. While we were having dinner and mostly talking about our mutual affection for really loud bands, I got tipsy enough to ask him when he was going to design womenswear.
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