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.