What do you do when you’re a month away from menswear fashion week with nothing to wear? Scan through fashion weeks you’ve never knew existed i.e. Rio De Janeiro, Tokyo and Sao Paolo.
Cut to me scrounging around the fashion web for the latest in Sao Paulo. Thanks to Google Now I was originally searching Jennifer Lopez and of course it pulled up the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ which happens to be in Sao Paulo this year and that’s how I found this incredible runway show from Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch. Best known for avant-garde designs, eclectic prints and his trademark skulls he opened his first store in Tokyo this year and his most recent collection can be found in stores from USA, Canada to England, France, Spain and Australia.
Herchcovitch’s spring/summer 2015 menswear collection is a charge on what men will wear as the lines of masculine & feminine continue to fuse in the future of men’s fashion. The futuristic (sexually & literally) approach was punctuated by metallics, leather and funky sunglasses. The standout of the collection is the tailoring. I personally believe the most effective way for a guy to pull off the androgyny look is to back it with strong precise tailoring and robust textiles. This collection exhibits just that.
To labor this point Herchcovitch took a flouncy fabric like lace/doilies and cut it in a strong shape to make a crisp oversized dress shirt and in other versions paired with denim and dark traditional dressy fabrics. With the skirts they are all in heavy materials and classically tailored mixing the characteristics of each in a harmony that isn’t abrasive or off putting but both fashion forward. I enjoy the strength of this collection that is very of the moment and telling of the what’s to come. Many designer are gender bending as if it was a new thing however, it’s becoming less of a faux pas. One have to appreciate the detail in these garments and the offering of genuine style. I mean get into the knee-high socks and brilliant loafers. Also, take notice of the genre cross of preppy, street and business all rolled up in eccentricity. All together this collection is clean, cohesive and delightful while keeping it’s “dark” edge.
Check out the entire collection.