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New York Fashion Week: Alexandre Herchcovitch

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Our friends over at Racked NY are currently in the thick of New York Fashion Week, and we'll be posting some highlights of their coverage. This time around: Eccentric, high-concept looks from Alexandre Herchcovitch.

5:06pm: I'm already seated, but it's barely filled. The front row gets umbrellas as swag.

5:12pm: I'm surrounded by older Japanese ladies wearing Coach. There are still a lot of empty seats. Fashion Week fatigue?

5:14pm: I take it back: Everyone is wearing very high heels. Fashion Week ain't over yet, folks.

5:22pm: The man in front of me has a heart shaved into the hair by his temple. Inspired by Kanye's new 'do?

5:27pm: They're getting ready to take up the plastic.

5:29pm: Two girls who posed for a pic were just kicked out of front row seats. Guess they weren't anyone important after all.

5:31pm: I can see them primping backstage. Short, khaki, sack-like dresses will be the first ones out.

5:34pm: And they're off! Here's a gleaming minidress styled with socks and high-heeled oxfords.

5:36pm: Lace pants! Goodness. Bold, primary-colored graphics.

5:38pm: Many, many colors. Geometry mixed with tribal. And now we're seeing very big, hot air balloon sculpted shoulders.

5:40pm: Finale. That got much more architectural as it went on—one of the last looks was a bubble dress that was open in the back, so you could see the wire structure inside.