” …to make it here, or more precisely on the runway, he’ll have to develop a more pointed design message, and leave the primary colors down under”, wrote Nicole Phelps, Executive Editor at style.com, about Josh Goot‘s NYFW debut, showing his SS07 collection. He must’ve really taken note of that particular review, as the Sydney-born designer has come a long way from his notable days of tailored cotton jersey. “Since then, simplicity, a graphic sense, sport references, and perhaps our consistent presentation of a girl have become signatures”, stated the designer in an interview with Oyster Magazine. I’d say his AW12 collection (see after the jump) definitely embodies and exemplifies this recently acquired sense of direction.
Having tumbl’d through all the photos of Christine Centenera (pictured above + right), street style favourite and Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar Australia, wearing several different deliciously-Goot pieces, I had to peep the entire collection (sidenote: best PR nowadays – get your clothes on the backs of disgustingly stylish fashion editors; easy in this case, as she’s romantically involved with the designer).
Seperate-heavy with just the right amount of varying shapes, colours, retail desire, and “pointed design message”, I think a return to New York, or London, is due in Goot’s near future.
Despite the fact the enlarged floral motifs do remind me of those Raf Simons did for Jil Sander’s SS11 menswear collection (and a signature shape from the SS11 womenswear), they’re beautifully done. Favourite pieces just so happen to be those worn by Centenera in both photos: both the two-toned hooded vest and the black embossed floral version, along with the floral-printed bomber jacket. They each combine elements of simplicity, graphic imagery, and sportswear, which are in line with the new vision for the Josh Goot woman.
See the AW12 collection below (click to enlarge), or visit JOSH GOOT.
Which looks do you fancy from the collection? Tweet me @lebigt, or leave a comment below!
Photos: joshgoot.com, tumblr.com