The Final Bow: Alexandre Plokhov

Russian born, Alexandre Plokhov, moved to New York City in 1997 and began his career in fashion as a pattern maker for Marc Jacobs. He would then start his own label, Cloak, with partner designer, Robert Geller. Cloak soon gained attention as one of the edgiest menswear brands in the business, and became well respected in the industry. After Cloak came to a close, Alexandre, would then go on to work for Versace before starting his own menswear label in 2011. Fast forward a couple years, and he was appointed to be the Design Director for Helmut Lang, while continuing his own label, ‘Alexandre Plokhov’.

Alexandre went on to create his first womenswear collection for Fall/Winter 2015 and was praised for his willingness and ability to transition into the women’s market; when so often it builds in reverse. His collection was the perfect spin-off from his prior men’s collections - completely embodying the spirit of his menswear and adapting it for the female form. 



"It was about finding a common language between men's and women's." --Alexandre Plokhov


For his Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collection, Alexandre stuck to his guns and worked primarily with black, but also included monochromatic looks in white, navy, and a few sand colored pieces. Working with washed leather, patchwork jersey, sheer polka dot textiles, and shredded striped jacquard, he created well tailored suits, a line skirts, boxy tunics, and apron dresses - accompanied by box pleated details sprinkled throughout the collection. 



On Decemeber 15th, 2015, Alexandre Plokhov, announced the closure of his brand - making the womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 collection one of his last under his namesake label. Only one of each piece was made, never to be produced until further notice, and will be carried at ODD. New York (in-store + online).



 Photos by: Driely Carter