Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2013 Collection

Posted on September 20, 2012

As “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” blasted from the sound system and the first few looks walked out, it became immediately clear that Alexandre Herchcovitch was having not only an ’80s moment; he’s also quite specifically having a Boy George moment. The bright colors, bold patterns, heavy layering and body-obscuring silhouettes are all right out of the classic Boy George playbook. We loved all the use of checks, especially when paired with other prints. Some of the looks get a little overworked at times, but when he keeps things simple – as with that stunning yellow coat dress – the results can be chic and playful.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: GoRunway]

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow aka Darth Mommy

      FAB!!! Brings back the happy 80’s days!!

    • PinkLemon

       I wouldn’t wear a single piece, but these are all very aesthetically pleasing. Tis a fashion SHOW, dahlings!

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      Not for me but well done, a sure touch with proportion and  pattern combinations.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      Pass the Exctasy!

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        If only they had plastic pacifiers…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         And don’t forget your mirror, and vial of cocaine.

      • MilaXX

         you’re being kind this looks like Blossom’s old wardrobe.

        • Lori

          Unless my memory is totally failing me Blossom wouldn’t have been caught dead with all those hears.

    • MilaXX

      Yech! I don’t like any of this.

      • EveEve

        Me either. Not one single piece.  Then again, I’m not a fan of mixing drop waists, buffalo plaids, checkerboard op art, and appliqued hearts.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1124162729 Igor Buarque

          Is that me or there’s such a trend this spring of overdesigning? Even minimal brands like Calvin Klein and Tibi are into this too much information trend.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Sorry to say, most of this is not really working for me.  In particular the arcing sleeve line he’s using a lot is only occasionally successful.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Perfect for the unholy love child of Mondo and Ping.

    • Vanja

      The colours and prints I like. However, I hate shiny fabrics that look like they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      Not my cup of tea, but it’s certainly interesting. But then, I was only around for the last  year or so of the eighties.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        I was around for all of the eighties, and it’s not my cup either. Boy George was a weird dresser even then, but he was sure famous, and while certain folks did copy his look, it was not the norm. And for me, only about half of these actually call back to real Boy Georgian style, and those would be the ones with the hats. He was not seen without a hat, really ever, if memory serves.

    • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

      What did you say?  Sorry, the colors and designs are shouting so loudly that I can’t hear you.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Exactly!

    • altermyego

      Honey? Does this outfit make me look fat?

      • boomchicabowwow

        YES!  And since you’re a malnorished child fashion model that weighs all of 100 pounds, I’d say that’s a problem.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I like the patterns, but I hate the shapes.

    • formerlyAnon

      I just don’t associate the Boy George Look with expensive (for me) RTW.  And there are not so many who can pull most of the above off.

      Let those exceptions enjoy – and may the mini-fad, if there is one, pass quickly.

    • j_anson

      I dunno, though – those two bright yellow pieces are the two pieces that look most like they don’t belong to the same collection. To me this reads like a (really good) Project Runway contestant – definitely some good stuff going on here, and you can see the talent, but also, yeah – definitely with the overworking.

    • NCDFan

      I scrolled through this four or five times trying to find something I like.

      • kimmeister

        Same here, and I only came up with the cobalt blue oxfords.

    • KrisC

      Sigh…I shall never be able to wear any of these double breasted items, even though I want that yellow coat dress oh so bad…

    • Anathema_Device

      Eh, kind of gimmicky. 

    • marilyn

      Boring but loud

    • mjude

      this reminds me of the “colorforms” set i loved as a kid. :)

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I feel like Hailee Steinfeld will be all over this, and I shall smile indulgently when she trots it out. A fun show. 

    • Trisha26

      Sack chic. Get the Boy George inspiration, but as a whole I don’t get it. 

    • VioletFem

      This is hard to like.

    • kirkyo

      The black whatever in Row 4 #1 is horrible. HORRIBLE!

      • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

         OMG! YES! I totally agree with you. Who could look at that and say, “Yes, this is what I want to send down the runway.”

    • wisenhar

      Rows 5 and 6 literally made me dizzy and nauseated.  (And yes, I do know what the word literally means.)

    • http://twitter.com/thesquizz Lauren

      All of these outfits make the models look about 100 pounds heavier… no woman wants that.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I just can’t with this.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I know, right?

    • Kayceed

      I’m pretty sure several versions of that coat dress can be found in my mom’s basement.

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.in/ Cassie

      Oof. I don’t mind 80’s redux, and I love whimsy and strange, creative prints. But this is just…unattractive to me. I really can’t. My eyes are mad at me now. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      Nina Garcia said it best: “It’s not aesthetically pleasing!”

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.in/ Cassie

        I thought the exact same thing!

    • michelle shields

      Didn’t like it then and my opinion hasn’t changed.

    • jilly_d

      Gross.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      Ooh. No thank you.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      fair. but heyday boy george looked much better.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      This really IS so Culture Club, it makes me miss the 80s!  Oh, sure, our fashions were terrible, but I was only 20 and I still had an ass you could bounce a quarter off of, as one does at that age.  Good times, good times… Anyway, making me miss the good old days is the only thing I like about it!

    • quiltrx

      Do you really want to hurt me?  Actually, these don’t hurt me at all.  I LOVED Boy George back in the day (and still would if he’d BEHAVE)…CC was my first concert, no less.  So some of this is a bit too literal (it’s a bit Bananarama at times, too), but overall fun and pleasing to look at, and I bet very comfortable to wear.

    • ojosazules

      No.

    • http://www.thechipsterdiaries.blogspot.com/ Jess the Chipster

      Why is it all so shiny?!

    • guest2visits

      The only pieces with any appeal for me were the bright yellow coat and the outfit directly below it; and I’m not even liking
      the color that much.  Everything else is too cartoony.

    • oohsparkley!

      Not for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002943355694 Jenna Lutz

      Beyond me.  I really don’t run with ANY women who find themselves waking up one day thinking, “You know what… I want to completely mask any shape my figure might consist of, make sure my hips/waist/bust measurements are all not only equal but a good 4 inches or more PASSED my actual body, and OH! Can I have it please in cheap looking satin in Ronald McDonald inspired colors while being sure to pay more for each piece then a car payment? THAT would make it perfect!” I’m sure the show itself was fun, but honestly, I can’t even see how you could edit down to singular pieces to work into a normal wardrobe. The model on the end of the 4th row… I can’t help but think she must have cringed and wondered who she had pissed off at her agency that she was having to wear THAT.

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

       Bleech!

    • ccm800

      Silly and more than just a little ugly. FIT Junior show. Like Gunnars Africans- he should have looked harder if he wanted to reference the Boy. Fail

    • Rrroza

      Some of this is interesting conceptually… in the last three rows, there’s a suggestion of a colored searchlight passing over some of the models—esp the heart shapes and the very last red one… but I can’t imagine wearing them in real life.