Alexandre Herchcovitch Fall/Winter 2014

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Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch’s Fall/Winter 2014 show at Milk Studios took onlookers on a stunning visual journey through the haunting sounds of violins.

The space at Milk Studios was welcoming, with warm lighting and rich brown floors. Herchcovitch’s designs mirrored the cozy warmness of the atmosphere, but with a sometimes dark and other times radiantly feminine twist. Models wore soft pink makeup with frizzed bangs and simple buns. Most also wore large round sunglasses in gold and red tones.

The show began with layered looks in shades of cream and peach. These were often slightly disheveled, with one sleeve hanging loosely off the model’s shoulder.

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There was a wide range of silhouettes. Several featured lacy shorts with bulky long-sleeved jackets or long skirts with cinched waists. A standout look was a mid-calf length sashed dress with pleating and ruffled straps.

Herchcovitch utilized abundant lace and ruffles and many high, Victorian necklines. Each look was powerfully feminine with touches of sparkle and embroidery.

As the violin music came to a crescendo, models began to emerge in decadent red dresses, which were belted. The red dresses had strong shoulders and more high necklines. Only three models wore all red, but the presence of these designs added a definite vibrancy to the collection.

Next came models in blacks and dark grays. These silhouettes were far more militaristic, but there remained a subtle femininity in the details — touches like seams with sparkling thread and pretty lace collars.

Alexandre Herchcovitch’s designs were definitely successful, while simultaneously beautiful and thoughtful.

Chandler West is dining editor. Email her at [email protected]

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