Alexandre Plokhov was born in 1967 in Narofominsk, USSR. Before turning to fashion design, he was trained to be an interpreter and served in the Strategic Missile Forces. The career switch to fashion was accompanied by the permanent move to the US. In the mid-nineties Alexandre worked first as a custom tailor and then as a pattern maker for Marc Jacobs before founding Cloak - New York-based menswear label in 1999. During its’ seven year history Cloak garnered significant retail and editorial following. In March 2007 Mr. Plokhov was hired as The Head Designer for Gianni Versace Uomo. After six successful seasons in Milan Alexandre has launched his eponymous line for Fall/Winter 2011.
TIMELINE:Menswear Design Director - Helmut Lang 2013 - PresentCreative Director - Alexandre Plokhov, L.L.C. 2010 - PresentHead Designer - Gianni Versace Men’s Collection 2007 - 2010Chief Designer/Founder - Cloak Designs, L.L.C. 1999 - 2006 Men’s Patternmaker - Marc Jacobs International, L.L.C. 1998 - 1999 Designer/Founder - Alexandre Plokhov Atelier 1992 - 1998 INDUSTRY RECOGNITION:2006 - CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Nominee2005 - CFDA Perry Ellis Emerging Talent in Menswear Award Winner2004 - CFDA/Vogue Fashion Foundation Award Recipient2003 - Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award Winner for MenswearEDUCATION:1991-1993 - International Academy of Merchandising and Design, Chicago Fashion Design.1984-1990 - Morris Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow – BA, English and Linguistics.1985-1987 - Strategic Missile Defense Forces of the USSR.