Urban Ideal

Alexandre Plokhov SS16
17 July 2015

Patchwork practicality, Alexandre Plokhov’s SS16 collection exhibits a philosophy of quality, movement, and attention, all existing within the structure of the garments themselves. No frills or fuss, simply tailoring that is cut at precise angles, and texturally defines in a muted light.

Artfully guided by his time at Marc Jacobs, Cloak, and Versace, Plokhov’s developed a distinct approach to his wears in their colour, fabric and essence. Neal Stephenson’s ‘The Mongoliad’ inspired utilitarian, military style clothing that drew a different take on the season. Medieval modernism and old world optimism was the name of the game, with articles singularly colour blocked, whilst his signature black-on-black aesthetic was punctuated by vibrant hues, throwing a curveball into the mix. 

Subtle gradients in this colour palette distinguished a variance in tone and consistency, while natural elements, materials, and an earthly ocular was a grounding force for Plokhov’s urban ideal.

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