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LONDON: JOSH GOOT F/W 09

Hailed as one of Australia’s most exciting and promising young designers, everyone was excited to see him show his Autumn/Winter collection at London Fashion Week. The Sydney University of Technology graduate went on to capture the attention of the fashion world. The “king of urban chic” sparked interest within the fashion community in 2005 when he won the Tiffany & Co Young Designer of the Year award in Australia with his debut collection, and we were all dying to see what else is in store for “modernism’s new messiah”.

The Sydney-born designer’s colour palette for this Autumn/Winter contribution was very selective: black with white, white with off white, dove grey with white and colour matches along those lines were seen on the catwalk, in a variety of different garments. Known for his minimalist aesthetic, Josh Goot delivered a typically calm and cool collection, to match the equally composed colour palette.

Two tone tailored jackets, panelled shirts, asymmetric tops and sheath styles remind us of his Spring/Summer collection. The Josh Goot girl knows what she wants. She may want bright, clear shades in Spring/Summer, but come Autumn/Winter she wants garments similar in shape and style, but with a more season appropriate colour palette. And Josh Goot provided his girl with an extremely focused offering to meet all her needs.

Texture and geographical references were major influences for this collection it seems. Crinkle effect panels pay homage to rock erosion and A-line mini skirts were decorated with contour lines, and reverse contour lines. Ruched panels were fixed on to the front, leading to the trouser.

To add a splash of colour into the limited colour palette, marble prints in shades of lilac, pink and orange are presented towards the end of the show in a number of different looks. A tailored suit with prominent masculinity caught the attention of the audience, as did a series of bandage dresses – a look favoured by fashionistas recently.

Given his clean aesthetic and interesting silhouettes, it’s no wonder the line is carried by some of the worlds leading boutiques, including Browns Focus in London and Maria Luisa in Paris. But there’s one thing I know for sure, I’d rather have his line in my wardrobe.

“Things are cleaning up, things are toning down, minimalism is back upon us and I think Josh is setting the pace” – Roopal Patel, The Sydney Morning Herald

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.