Joe Morissey of Riccardi Boston gives us his take on the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection from Alexandre Plokhov
I am a huge Cloak fan so when i first learned of a new solo project I was elated. Since he disbanded Cloak in 2007 Alexandre had been working at Versace Uomo where he cultivated the production experience necessary to see that the new Plokhov line would succeed where Cloak failed.
Equipped with a more refined sense of construction and manufacturing he has donated his knowledge to the impeccably built garments that are now in store. Uniform and protection are still strong concepts capable of building a collection around today as they were when Cloak was redefining the modern man’s wardrobe in 2005. Asymmetric flap jackets with razor sharp sleeves and calculated lopsided drape blazers stand out to me as necessary items for my own consumption.
A jersey cardigan with diagonal flap breast plate and strap along with the high collar puffer jacket in wool. Square cropped blazers adorned with mid sleeve zips and long back hoodies round out the well edited offering that will satisfy the mature man in search of something special in a sea of sameness. While the descriptions sound heavy with details upon inspection the items remain clean and subtle.