was something about Alexandre Herchcovitch’s Spring 08 collection that was
devilishly charming. And it wasn’t just the predominant red and black numbers,
but also the quirky interpretation of the classic tuxedo and its evolution into
flirty cocktail dresses. Herchcovitch continued in his tradition of impeccable
tailoring, and made a statement that began as dark androgyny and ended light
Palette: Limited, yet dapper, Herchcovitch showed only black, white, red, and a
& Details: Presenting no shortage of details, the collection showcased double
breasted coats, lapel necklaces, white cuffs, bow-ties, jackets
with tails, cummerbunds, suspenders and corsages. Also making an appearance were exaggerated
collars, paper sack skirts, and necklines that alluded to the petals of springtime’s
crocuses and tulips. The styling was severe: models donned smoky eyes, red
matte lips and their hair tight in buns.
Key Looks: I
named it the yin-yang dress because its black and red waves were harmonious and
symmetrical, and it seemed to float airily as the model walked down the runway.
Another standout was the 3-piece suit inspired black halter dress that is sure
to inspire layering in a more constructed, tailored manner.