A Gosha collection wouldn’t be a Gosha collection without a nod to Russia and its practices. From the slogans written in Cyrillic to the theme of the show, “Save and Survive” a traditional Russian saying, there was no mistaking where these clothes were from. The show’s title travelled further than sitting as a loose idea, the venue itself, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, has a troubled history, passing through owners, but has managed to make it all the way to the 21st Century.
Back To The Future
Half of Gosha’s charm lies in his ability to collage together scraps of the past to create something undeniably current, something that everyone on the front row will covet more than any vintage couture. For AW16 it was a menagerie of ages, from the loose denim of skater boys to the leather uniform of punks, all dressed with the aggressive confidence of skinheads, softened on the waifish gang of street cast kids. A strange but brilliant combination, how those to young to remember the times might look back to the 90s with a fond nostalgia for what they never knew, all conjured up from Gosha’s real experience.
Doing It For The Kids
Gosha’s looks encapsulate a moment in each person’s life as well as eras gone by. It’s a couple of years after your mum’s stopped buying your clothes for you and about a decade before you have to get a proper job and a suit. It’s about experimenting with what you already know, in unknown combinations. Jeans two sizes two big? Trouser chains? Your dad’s shirts under tees? Sure, anything goes, you’re young, you’re beautiful and you’re unstoppable and Gosha knows.