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Alexandre Plokhov Returns

I can site the first time when i felt the need to kill for clothing. Louis boston fall 2004. Motive.Cloak.

A blazer to be specific. The most amazing blazer in the whole wide world, grey on grey thin pin…elbow straps, shoulder fins, one button, slim as fuck…all around perfect.  For me at the time it was seriously unobtainable. I was only just a lowly seller/window dresser at the Riccardi store, making barely enough to support my now embarrassing nike habit. But i wanted that jacket so bad, if i was stealing at the time i wouldve stolen it.  But the moment i discovered that an article of clothing could produce that much want and passion i was changed..pretty much forever.  That jacket taught me many things, not only about the connecetion between clothing and customer, designer and audience, but about passion and desire.  I got that jacket along with 3 other pieces from that season. Most of it i procured for close to 80% off at filenes basement downtown. 1 piece was a gift from a customer. Louis still send their pieces to filenes basement soon after sale. I also ended up selling that jacket for more then i paid for it, on ebay, after i had worn it too shit.  Cloak was and is for me the collection that ignited my passion for interesting design.  Alexandre Plokhov created Cloak for guys like me, thin, lanky, masculine , odd and dark.  He worked as Lang worked speaking a language of subtlety, tonal detail, shapes that took some time to digest. The problem with cloak was the production, he never found the right factory that could produce his pieces correctly. I still have a cloak jacket that everytime i wear it a button falls off. I expect it now.  He started producing in the u.s., then switched to italy.  The brand closed a couple years later 2007, he went to go work with Versace, and i went onto being obsessed with Dior .  One of his assistants at the time Robert Gellar designed his own line, not nearly as amazing as cloak, although some people like it.

All that being said please try and imagine my face when i heard that he was back.  He rented a small space during mens market at Place Des Voyges and produced a short video showcasing the key looks. He then brought the collection to ny where i was able to view and buy for Riccardi.  Alexandre even(jokingly) offered me a job as a fit model and i just about shat..i later confessed my devotion to all things Plokhov and we carried on like school girls about gushing about his current Alexandre Plokhov fall/winter debut collection which is fucking awesome.!

I want every single piece if the collection,hopefully i get them all.. Expect in store around august/sept.  This collection will sell out.  The prices are great, the quality amazing, and cuts impecable.


FALLL 2012 Nicholas Kirkwood

i was told by a very powerful man in the world of blogging to start putting some of these pictures up.. As buyer for RICCARDI BOSTON i do get access to the best showrooms and am allowed to take all the pics i want because im there to write orders.  I try not to let things leak, or not to be the first to let things leak.

Fall is gonna be amazing, but im sure i say that about every season before it begins, but i am very impressed with the collection for next season. One thing I added to the floor was a shoe collection called Nicholas Kirkwood.  We havent offered shoes in sometime, since we carried MIU MIU. But i do want to provide my customers with a total look and access to sick shoes that cant be found allot of places in the U.S.  I of course will have exclusivity in Boston..Not department stores, No specialty stores, nothing.  It is also the first time that Kirkwood will be for sale in New England.  Nicholas Kirkwood is directional footwear based on architectural shapes with signature embelished platforms and cut outs.  Kirkwood works along side Rodarte, Erdem and Peter Pilloto constructing the shoes for their respective runway collections.

This is my buy for fall 2012

The boots will be coming in charcoal grey!

photo shoot with t.g. and comme des garcons, junya watanabe spring summer 11 for riccardi client

i was shooting  and editing product most of the day…it wasnt that it was slow …just that we had an appropriate amount of staff..  after i couldnt deal with the computer anymore(wierd i know cause im on it now) i decided to take some pics for one of my favorite ladies who lives in california.  This women is a serious comme head, and the store already sent her piles im sure, but she likes to get merchandise from me too because we all have different buys and taste! so i shot some stuff for her and also wanted to take some more pics illustrating some of the convertible aspects of the comme this season.

This is a comme des garcons reversible inside out dress…


This is a pretty amazing jacket….well 2 jackets that are connected at the bttm.. you can wear either fabric on top, and do all sorts of crazy stuff with it!


Triple layer shirt… this was the true concept of the season…… jackets shirts whateveres layered and connected to the back..each one van produce many looks.

Pretty Pretty…. junya watanabe navy jacket and comme des garcons grey pleated skirt

again…pretty pretty, junya.. one the most recognizable and fanous looks of the season.. most marketable.. we only have the one left in this color and one in navy.

more fall…comme and junya for riccardi

This is my favorite look for the season.. i also bought a long pant in the same fabric!

Everyones saying that its the season of the cape, or whatever

a little clowny, but pretty, and runway, sooooooooo essential!

and then a tamer version …buy both!

cmon now…there has never been a better black jacket….ever

There was a pretty big group of these leather dresses.but all needed to be tried and closely examined… some where just too hard and complicated with no one benefiting from the shape.

Down Coats..a seperate collection of all down, most were unflatering moto styles, but this cape was amazing.


junya watanabe comme des garcons new at riccardi boston

we just got these junya pieces in…and i loooooooooooove playing with them!

Junya’s a beast. we all know it. if you dont learn it. if you dont like the clothes its because your stupid and you cant understand true beauty. these are unarguable facts..Junyas spring was stripey, and stripey, and sailory, my mom told me a long time ago that horizontal stripes do not flatter women, i agree, they dont, while comme and junya never try to make a women look sexy, or slim, they definitely can compound a pre existing fixation that women have with there bodies. so i bought only a couple striped pieces. and of course every ones wants the striped ones, or at least they say they do.

Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garcons Spring Summer 2011

Junya is a beast.  If you didnt know this please close this page and never return.  I love to sell this collection, ive broadened the customer base beyond kooky old ladied to include stuffy business women and many trust funders, as well as the loyal asian clientelle that has completely over taken most retail markets.

This show was again a bit of a disappointment, ive never found horizontal striped to retail all that well..and this collection was heavy heavy on the nautical stripes, as well as anchors and other marinal stuff.

Where junya excells is in providing an alternative to traditional tailoring, while remailing slim and fitted. I always try and get the best blazers and jackets. I saw a ton of awesome trenches in this collection(as well as in sacai) i picked the best and bought 2 colors.

There was also allot of complicated dresses that had to be forced over the head…some had blazers attached, some had cardigans, they were to stunning not to hind sight i shouldve bought more…because i already have 2 women buying this one as soon as it come in!


So im getting ready for fall winter, and pretty excited for the collections that are gonna be comin in..this will be the first season where i bought all collection on the ladies floor. needless to say its gonna be sick.

SACAI is so INTENSE this season. Will definately gonna be the most beautiful collection on the ladies floor.  Fall/Winter is the season for knits and outerwear.  Sacai is a knitwear based collection, she worked on knits for comme and junya before starting her own collection.  The distribution is still kept very small and limeted to the best stores around the world.  She bases most concepts on hybrids combining knit with other fabrics…lots of washed satin, silk, chiffon. The pieces read extremely feminine, and constantly rich.  This fall winter was the first season that she did a presentation for press, editors and buyers.  This fair isle, argyle group is the most editorial and the pallete sets the tone for her collection.

These dresses are gonna fly out the store.  The pleated chiffon is becoming a SACAI signatire that will also be represented in the MONCLER S collection she designed for F/W 10-11.

The sickness continues with a vest and poncho that will murder all who view.  I bought the vest in 3 colors and the poncho in 2.