Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The ALEXANDRE HERCHOVITCH Showing of the Spring/Summer Collection



Saturday, 7:35pm, the Pavillion at the Bryant Park tents
Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Dan Lecca, Courtesy of Mercedes Benz

THE VIBE
This Brazilian designer showed a collection with a definite military influence – lots of epaulettes and double-breasted jackets and capes in khaki. He gave it an unusual twist by combining it with some floral prints and ruffles. All of this made for a turn to the unusual, which we’ve come to expect at this show.
The unusual look was pushed further forward by the hair and makeup, coiled braids and Vaseline and red eye shadow on the eyes.
THE ARTSY SIDE
There were glittering foil leaves on elaborate flamenco ruffles on epaulettes which made for a powerful looking silhouette in sharp contrast to the film chiffon and georgette dresses underneath.

BEST
The pink a line georgette dance dress with a back belt.

Mr. Herchkovitch is very low key, so much so that we almost missed seeing him at the end when he came out walking with his models in the finale parade rather than on his own.

To view more of Alexandre Herchovitch's designs, visit his website,
www.herchkovitch.uol.com