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Alexandre Herchcovitch

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New York: Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch presents his collection in both Sao Paulo and New York, enjoying a solid fan base in both cities each season. After eschewing color and focusing on embellishment for the past few collections, Herchcovitch switched gears by playing with his palette for S/S 11, inspired by unique juxtapositions of brights as well as monochrome washes of coral, peach and mint. Silhouette was almost secondary to eye-catching effects such as ombré fades, graphic pixelated patchwork and splatter prints. A voluminous cocoon shape dominated the show, featuring a favorite Herchcovitch technique, the exaggerated drop shoulder. As a contrast, rolled neck halters were refreshing, as were the few black satin dresses. Considered beauty touches, like sprays of color over tightly-bound buns, added sophistication, while a seemingly Tron-inspired soundtrack propelled the looks into the future.
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