Highlights from New York Fashion Week 2012Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Betsey Johnson and more
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Dubbed "Acolyte," Alexandre Plokhov's Spring 2013 collection examined the lifestyle dress of Russian Orthodox monks. The Soviet-born designer, once the founder of Vogue-approved cult label Cloak, has enjoyed a successful return to the American runway in recent years, and continues to interpret disciplined silhouettes with an ever-evolving modern eye. He embraces the recent left-field trend towards skirts for men, but his renditions make particular sense contextually. There were plenty of closely-cropped trousers too, and jackets and vests were as lethally sharp as ever, while men's hair and eyebrows were sprayed white or silver. All in all, a fearsome display.