Josh Goot's Fashion Evolution
‘Modernist’ and ‘Sportswear deluxe’ are the tags most frequently attached to hip young Australian designer, Josh Goot. One of his trademarks is his use of jersey separates – at times slouchy and louche, at others clingy and slick. He brightens the simple shapes with candy colours and geometric prints, often in blocks echoing the body-conscious silhouette. The Australian press is full of admiration and praise for their most fashionable son, while the rest of the fashion critics contantly reference the Australian influences in his work, from beachwear to surfboards though clearly they take his collections seriously.
After catwalk debuts in Sydney and then New York, Goot began showing at London Fashion Week in 2008, a move that was widely acknowledged to be an appropriate one. The edgiest fashion capital was deemed a good platform for the particular brand of precise prints in acid bright shades and Bridget Riley-esque monochromes Goot had introduced. All the while, Goot is sticking to the pared down jersey T-shirt dresses and sleek single breasted jackets that have earned him such a following and even comparisons to the king of minimal – Helmut Lang. Since 2011, Goot has been showing at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, in the land of his birth. We miss his colourful catwalk shows - you'd be welcome back any time Mr Goot!