London Fashion Week A/W 2009: Josh Goot Colour blocking was big news at Australian designer Josh Goot's Autumn '09 show. This was Goot's second season at London Fashion Week and he packed out the theatre once more. His designs were tight fitting and included jumpsuits, miniskirts, and knee-length dresses.
>> For the second season in a row, Australian minimalist Josh Goot took his game to London Fashion Week. The designer had to change venues at the last minute, losing 100 seats and causing a mad dash for the diminished number of front row seats, but all the chaos is a sign of one positive thing — there was a good turnout. Goot stayed true to his predilection for black, white, pastels, and marbled prints cut in a number of body-conscious silhouettes; colorblocking played a large part in the Fall 2009 collection, as did knits, but the eye-catching pieces involved curvy lines and digital prints.
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For a less in-your-face approach to the overarching artsy trend than straight up brush strokes, there are watercolor ways. Delicate, ethereal, but still crafty, pastel and vibrant hues have formed together to create beauties like Rachel Bilson's Zac Posen. I'm torn — I love the boldness of brush strokes but the mystique of watercolor ways. Guess I'll have to give both a go!
When his invitation came in the mail, backed with a smattering of watercolored spatters in yellow, pinks, reds, blues, and teals, I was a bit iffy about Josh Goot. But seeing the young Australian's designs in person, I take all skepticism back.
Let me just say that his trademark jersey dresses are simply gorgeous. His Spring collection reminds me of a cross between Calvin Klein's 2008 Cruise collection (similar color palette), and anything Christopher Kane (those tight, short little dresses). There was black, white, teal, lavender, gold, silver; lots of asymmetrical colorblocking. The occasional print popped up - a black and white ripple-inspired print, and the aforementioned watercolor print, which looked very pretty in person. The makeup was also pretty and natural.
But to see the clothes move, now that's what made me swoon. No question, Josh Goot was one of my favorites of the day.
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Greetings from New York Fashion Week, everyone! The shows officially started this morning, but a few designers went ahead of the crowd and showed last night. You should have seen Fab at last night's Josh Goot show—she is just crazy for his dresses.
While Fab made notes on the clothes, I was eyeing the slicked-back hair and low-key makeup. Stylist Alan White for Goldwell wrapped tight ponytails with silver, and MAC makeup artist Philippe Chansel gave the models matte, natural faces. (He used Micronized Airbrush Foundation without the airbrush, and MAC Lip Erase to take down the lip color.) But what really got me excited was the soft silver powder on the backs of the models' necks—totally unexpected and absolutely fitting for Goot's modern-girl dresses. What do you think of it?