Nomenklatura Studio

Blending eye-catching graphics with refined tailoring and a superb attention-to-detail, New Jersey-based brand Nomenklatura Studio is intent on exploring components related to their credo of anti-trend design. The mark, which its founder considers a design project rather than a fully-fledged label, was conceived by designer Alexandre Plokhov, previously of the devoutly-followed label Cloak as well as his own eponymous brand. Its moniker a reference to an elaborate joke intent on subverting not only class systems but those who so stringently adhere to them, Nomenklatura Studio bears an attitude almost as combative as its military-inspired menswear garments. These sardonic values transfer seamlessly to the products themselves, with expertly constructed trousers and outerwear appearing to be at odds with tongue-in-cheek graphic-printed pieces. Nomenklatura Studio excels in its ability to disrupt the concept of uniformity from within. Plokhov's thoroughly considered menswear designs effortlessly reprimand complacency while the designer's own varied experiences are evident throughout all of the brand's offerings.