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Alexandre Plokhov is an internationally recognized Russian-American designer of rare talent with strong retail support and editorial acclaim.  His bold vision and intelligent designs garner great press, strong consumer following, industry enthusiasm, and numerous awards.


Alexandre was born near Moscow into a creative family with a fashion designer mother, fabric designer sister and furniture making father. After moving to the US, he earned a BA in Fashion Design from Chicago's IAMD, while learning the art of bespoke suit-making as an apprentice to an Italian tailor.


Career milestones include:


  • 1997 – Joined Marc Jacobs International in NY.


  • 1999 -- Founded Cloak, award-winning Menswear label, with international retail presence. Worn by Elton John, Ethan Hawke, Gael Garcia Bernal, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, Jared Leto, and bands like Maroon Five, Muse, Interpol, Coldplay, Metallica.


  • 2003 – Presented with Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Menswear.


  • 2004 – Received CFDA/Vogue Fashion Foundation Award.


  • 2005 -- Opened Cloak boutique on Greene Street in NYC’s Soho.


  • 2005 – Won CFDA/Perry Ellis Emerging Talent in Menswear Award.


  • 2005 – Featured in Seamless, a documentary by Douglas Keeve.


  • 2006 – Nominated CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year.


  • 2007 -- Tapped by Donatella Versace as Design Director for Gianni Versace Uomo Runway Collection.


  • 2010 – Launched eponymous Men’s and Women’s Collections.


  • 2013 – Appointed Helmut Lang’s Menswear Design Director, resurrecting the brand’s Menswear Collection. Worn by Jay Z, Usher, Justin Beiber, Zayne Malik, Jaden Smith, Kobe Bryant. Sold in HL boutiques and 350+ other stores globally.


  • 2014 – Invited by UNIQLO as Guest Designer. Resulting Collection for men, women, and children sold 2.5M units.


  • 2016 – Spearheaded Helmut Lang Menswear x Travis Scott (American hip-hop artist) Collaboration.


  • 2018 – Founded Nomenklatura Studio, direct-to-consumer apparel and footwear company. Worn by Maluma, Offset (Migos), Playboi Carti, Young Thug, Tyga, Jooheon (Monsta X), Haechan (NTC), among others.

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