Wednesday, 25 May 2011

the painterly-eyed designer

I admire Josh Goot's talent in blending artistic
references with his mastery in fabric manipulation
that shapes his sporty yet clearly elegant aesthetic.
The young Australian designer who began his
career in 2005 made his name for his clean,
minimalistic silhouettes and gorgeous prints.

His latest collection, actually the usual trans-seasonal
collection you can see Down Under at the end of
winter combining current spring and fall trends
while anticipating the new spring ones we'll see in
Milan, London and New York next September,
was the focus of all RAFW's attendees for the
clever juxtaposition of column-esque dresses
with bulbous tulip shaped skirts.

Goot's solid block colors are skillfully mixed with
the designer's artistic reference, German painter
Gerhard Richter who came to inspire his
paint textures and color blended prints.
”...I was inspired by Richter trying to capture
his way with paint textures and negative spaces
with the prints (...) I wanted to use prints
selectively and almost make sure they don't
overtake the silhouette.” he declared in 
his Dazed Digital interview.

A full-grown collection reaching an advanced
stage of the designer's know-how, he may
not be phantasmagoric as Mary Katrantzou
or austere like Gareth Pugh but his style
deserves praise and we'll surely hear 
from him again!

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1 comment:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    He sure deserves some publicity! He won the 2005 Tiffany & Co Young Designer of the year award so that was an excellent start off. Certainly he will be putting Down Under on the map!

    Lots of love,