Never has a celebration of a designer’s career been held at a more appropriate time. Last night’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Grand Showcase celebrated the career of design power player Josh Goot– his 10th anniversary as a designer, as well as regaining control of his company mere weeks ago after earlier being forced into voluntary administration. Goot’s latest collection celebrates and updates some of his most successful design feats with a clear forward focus. Transition was perhaps the theme of the evening, with Australian born beauty Andreja Pejic making her triumphant return to the runway.
Goot’s universally celebrated bomber jackets made a runway comeback last night, taking shape in digital floral and abstract paint splatter prints. The classic Goot silhouette was reinforced with A line mini skirts and oversized tees, and prints were paired together for head to toe impact.
Monochrome pieces and modern layering spoke to a new era of Goot lovers- versatile, investment pieces that can be worked back with pre existing wardrobe staples. While Goot’s signature sporty silhouette reigned supreme, tailored suits and bustiers cinching in crisp white shirts catered to a more conservative consumer.
The colour palette moved from a bright lime, deep purple and royal blue floral print to a more subdued navy, burgundy and moss green look. Bold prints were punctuated with sharp black and crisp white looks, from boxy coats and structured halters to figure hugging, cut out detailed midi dresses.
Photos by Jacob Medina