Alexandre Herchcovitch spring 08 (menswear)
[img_assist|nid=5010|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=640|height=425] Alexandre Herchcovitch, Brazilian superstar designer and innovative artist, has once again presented his spring-summer line. Although he is known for portraying uncommon aesthetics, often influenced by domestic affairs, his latest collection was a real shock - something you wouldn’t expect from Alexandre. This season, a dark color palette dresses vanguard designs while a interesting mixture of body types presents Herchcovitch new spring looks. Gothic make-up and an even spookier vibe are the main characteristics of an impressive menswear line which doesn’t reassemble any of Alexandre’s women’s collection. Shorts, skin tight pants, and feather necklaces compose a line which seems more of a creation made by a Belgian Galliano. The shoes are another important piece of his new line since they are quite avant-garde in the sense that they aren’t just crazy looking sandals. They either have a very round toe which makes them look more of a half-made shoe, an usual sole or they are a kind of a Raf Simons’ spring eccentric sandal, but obviously darker. I also believe that Alexandre’s latest work evokes the combination between light fabrics and “heavy” looks. Meaning that many of the spring runway outfits seemed too complicated and dense to wear even though they were mostly made out of light and comfortable fabrics. And that leads me to my final conclusion regarding Herchcovitch’s work: everything is about looking “layered” without having too many layers on.