Alexandre Herchcovitch Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on February 09, 2014

When the first few looks walked out (these pics are not in order, but the disheveled, layered, washed-out peaches were among them), we didn’t particularly respond well, but the collection found its footing fairly quickly and by the time the brightly colored wool coats and the head-turning doily dresses walked out, we were on board completely. The styling doesn’t always work its magic to show these pieces off to their best effect, but they are interesting and wearable pieces, and a lady with a good eye and a sense of style would know exactly how to set some of them off. An interesting collection that turned out to be more wearable than the presentation allowed for.





[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • This feels very Florence Welch.

    • random_poster

      Unfortunately, yes. I say unfortunate because whereas this collection has an oddly youthful sway (I think it’s the styling here), Flo would be styled to play up the dowdy. I wish better for her.

    • kmk05

      That or Elle Fanning.

      • Yes. She’d do the hair too.

        • jspark

          Or Helena Bonhomie Carter

          • Vtg Fashion Library

            I was thinking the entire collection is like a story board for Chloe Sevigny’s multiple personalities.

            That being said, I really like it.

  • Glam Dixie

    Some lovely things mixed throughout but boy is the styling distracting.

  • golden_valley

    Did the models pass through some sort of wind tunnel on the way to the runway?

    • It seems like there were hair crimpers involved in this wind tunnel tornado, also. Very dangerous to ones health, I think. You certainly know great pain if you get clocked in the head with a hair crimper! Happened to me a few times in the 80’s..

      Poor ladies having such a terrible hair day plus having cried all last night and being expected to walk the runway with red eyes while being denied access to colourful lipstick shades!

      I think they would all have appreciated some proper high denier hose instead of having their sheer knee-his bunched around their ankles. I sure would have, for them. I think it would have suited these looks greatly.

      • demidaemon

        Between this and the Lacoste collection, I’m wondering if there wasn’t some sort of make-up artist strike. It’s all very sad.

        These models do have a certain browbeaten look to them. It’s not helping the admittedly not great clothing.

        • Lower L

          It’s not just me, then. I couldn’t even see the Lacoste clothes because the models looked so horrible.

  • boweryboy

    This is a fall collection? I’m freezing just thinking how cold some one would be wearing this in the fall.

  • joything

    A couple of the coat-dress looks are appealing to me, but the rest is KinderDamage.

  • Hooray for flats!

    I like that last sky blue heathered dress with the giant buttons and white sleeves. Otherwise it’s all too old-fashioned school marm.

    • MilaXX

      I didn’t mention in my post I do like the shoes.

      • demidaemon

        I couldn’t even notice the shoes, what with being distracted by the hair and the doily shorts.

  • understateddiva

    I kinda like the sunglasses. I’m getting Yoko Ono goes to the bodega for a newspaper. Not a “be me” for me, but maybe somebody.

    • kimmeister

      Are you in NY, by any chance? I ask because the only use of rhe word “bodega” I’ve heard in real life is referring to coastal townships in NorCal, yet many characters of TV shows set in NY use it all the time.

  • MilaXX

    I’m about 50/50 on this collection. The paler pieces would be nice for the summer, but I also like that deep pink. However in the midst of all that are some pieces that just read as fancy rags.

  • unbornfawn

    Really hard to get past the rode hard and put away wet styling. Not really impressed with the clothes. It is going to take a gal, with a hell of a lot of style to pull some of these pieces off.

  • @Biting Panda

    Manic Pixie Girls, save up your pennies.

  • Kathy

    Lizzie Bordon’s clothes.

  • TigerLaverada

    Not sure who would want to look like the styling here — it certainly appears the models didn’t! I know looking gaunt, vacant and yet slightly pissed seems to be the model look du jour, but these girls look actively unhappy. Wonder what unfortunate thing one must do to get hair fried-looking like that.

    As for the clothes, I think @foodycatAlicia nailed it: Florence Welch. That’s not really a compliment, unfortunately.

    • It really isn’t. Poor love gets it so wrong so often. But she has a very strong point of view!

  • I feel like I just watched the dark Woody Allen movie. The glasses, but then the astray tank top strap. I wish I could have seen this live.

  • Trickytrisha

    Yeah, well… golf shoes always go well with Little House on the Prairie drab brown dresses (#17). Hate that dress and the rest of the items in that fabric. Some of these are nice, obviously well made, etc., but except for some of the gorgeously tailored pieces, this collection just leaves me cold.

  • Sabin

    Pull up your dam’ sleeve!

  • LaSylphide

    Unfortunately, you’d have to be about 14 to carry off most of these looks; but the reds and some of the charcoals are lovely and very wearable. Odd to see a collection that varies so widely between teenage rebellion and sophisticated lady who lunches.

  • quiltrx

    The only thing that really catches my eye are the coat-ish dresses, particularly the ones with the cape-y sleeves.

  • demidaemon

    Well, we have one of our first contenders for most horrible hair of Fashion Week. This is just really bad. And I mean that towards everything. The only pieces I think are salvageable are the coats. Doily shorts = NO. Doily dresses = Been there, done that.

  • Pennymac

    I guess you had to be there. Do. Not. Get.

  • deelup

    For some reason I really want to love this collection. Maybe because I want to help bring the models out of their depression. Alas, I cannot. The Duckie shoes with ankle straps are just a bridge too far.

  • Anna

    Chloe Sevigny will be ordering in bulk.

  • BLauD

    Finally! Models I can relate to. That hair is exactly how I’ve looked trudging the kids to school and going to the store during this winter.

    • SewingSiren

      I really hope it becomes trendy. Cause I’m in the forefront if it is.

  • SewingSiren

    I’m all for shoulder capes, cape like sleeves, comfortable shoes, and knee length dress. More or less all manner of things which women ,who may or may not have made nun costumes for their dolls when they were girls, would wear.

  • Sort of looks more like a spring collection.

  • Most of the models look like they’ve come straight from a literal roll in the hay. I’d love to see what a few master stylists could do with the different pieces.

  • Dagney

    If I was a sad, bored housewife on the forest moon of Endor, I might have some of these pieces in my closet.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love most of the coats and keep imagining them with jeans, but the peach clothes look ugly and dowdy.

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    i hate this.

  • marlie

    I hate how disheveled most of the models look, but the dress at the very top of the page (before the blurb) made me gasp. I really love it. I’d wear it in a heartbeat (hemmed, though).

  • paintedfish

    very Pretty in Pink, especially the Duckie shoes

  • Mrs. Julien

    No, thank you.

  • msdamselfly

    Appreciate the eastern European influences

  • Love. 60’s/70’s mixed in with some weird lil’ house on the prairie industrial…and in some cases, I almost got a whiff of some Klimt in unbridled hair styling.

  • a_liking

    love the red/orange dresses and that white (?) coat near the beginning. (that coat needs to be mine, NOW.) but i am also always fond of the alt-prairie style 😉

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    The shoes…love them.

  • Ruth Preston

    Prairie Lobotomy.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Really? I feel like if this had been a PR final collection we’d be talking about depression in clothing form.

  • Jacob Bowen

    The first look=modern one room school marm (not in a good way)….and the 4th from the bottom, did she forget to pull up her strap after jumping out of bed with her boyfriend? Cause that would also explain the hair.

  • fursa_saida

    I am IN LOVE with everything before you hit the peachy and white stuff (so, the first six looks). SHOES. SLEEVE SHAPES.

  • kimmeister

    I love the first long gray coat. Everything else is decent to awful.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Horrible as a collection but those red pieces are fabulous! I wish they were real coats instead of dresses.