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.




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  • 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!

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

  • Pass the Exctasy!

    • If only they had plastic pacifiers…

    •  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.

      • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • ballerinawithagun


  • 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.

  • 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!

    •  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.)

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

  • I just can’t with this.

    • I know, right?

  • Kayceed

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

  • 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. 

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

    • I thought the exact same thing!

  • michelle shields

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

  • jilly_d


  • Ooh. No thank you.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    fair. but heyday boy george looked much better.

  • 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  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.