Looking back to his home, Gosha Rubchinskiy brought 1980s Russia to today’s sportswear.
It’s important to note that 1984 was a theme for Gosha SS16, just a feeling or a vibe, not that the clothes were designed to look like authentic 80s garments. Why then, does it look like the dream aesthetic of everyone you might see trudging through Brick Lane on an overcrowded Saturday morning? Almost anyway. Less mothballs and tapestry prints, more brutalist structure and concrete shades of grey but it’s all the same idea, with oversized knitwear and sweaters, garish colours and patterns and the faded glory of vintage sportswear.
Gosha’s take was somewhat slicker, reinventing the age with his techno soundtrack and 21st century decorations like neon embroidered trimming, metallic slivers and boxy tailored trousers ready to take the street cast selection of boys wearing the collection from the track to the club.