Alexandre Herchcovitch

Alexandre Herchcovitch’s fall feat was a merry-go-round of voluminous shapes underpinned with classical precision. The Brazilian designer sent out a succession of imploding silhouettes, and though the first few looks were streamlined and understated with square necklines, it wasn’t long until models morphed into disheveled figures with exaggerated peplums and bustles.

The palette was relatively muted in white, dusty lilac and olive, among muddier hues. An injection of botanical and tropical prints recalled dated parlor wallpaper, while exposed stitching and asymmetrical flaps on nipped waists hinted at a more modernist direction. As the idea of layering progressed, it became apparent that these bulky pieces weren’t designed with functionality in mind, but for peeling away.

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