Following the announcement that Josh Goot has placed his eponymous label under voluntary administration, Couturing is recapping this iconic Australian designer’s top 5 most memorable collections. Goot debuted his label in 2005- a line of sleek, transeasonal sports inspired separates that has, nearly a decade on, evolved into a collection celebrating colour, print, high tech fabrications and the architecture of fashion.

1. Spring/Summer 2005

Goot’s inaugural Spring Summer collection saw Vogue UK claiming “EVERY girl needs a little Josh Goot in their wardrobe.” Goot’s debut received a warm reception- a collection of versatile and transeasonal layering pieces with a clear activewear influence, with countless pieces becoming wardrobe staples. Goot hadn’t embraced colour in the way we’ve seen in recent collections, instead working primarily in cool greys and adding lemon and sky blue.

2. Spring/Summer 2009

2009 saw Goot use colour in a way he previously hadn’t- a way that has infused all of his post-09 collections. Geometry played a key role in print, rather than in cut, with the dominant silhouette being relaxed and flowing, rather than the highly structured look we’ve seen from Goot recently. Sunshine yellow, cerulean blue and deep mauve were blocked with crisp white and the palest of greys, with the occasional hint of black adding depth and drama.

3. Spring/Summer 2010

Autumn/Winter 2009 saw a more muted colour palette, while Spring/Summer 2010 returned (and added to) the rainbow brights of Summer 09. This is where the Goot we now know really came to life. Prints were graphic and digital, silhouettes were structured, and the sports influence we saw in Goot’s debut collection returned with a luxury feel. Colours were spliced with gradient monochromes, taking shape in power-shouldered blazers and cap sleeved mini dresses.

4. Autumn/Winter 2012

AW12 brought with it some of the truly cult pieces for which Goot is still recognised today. Black quilted leather skirts became a wardrobe must-have, adding a point of different to the staple piece that is the leather midi. Foot’s signature ‘pod’ silhouette took on a life of its own in jacquard puffers and printed bombers. Colour still reigned supreme, but was given an Autumnal edge- the best-selling rose printed bomber featured the brightest oranges and purples worked back with the blackest black.

Resort 2015


Josh Goot’s most recently released line sees colour take a back seat while his signature geometry has its real day in the sun. Fine monochrome grids, subtle metallics high necks and bare midriffs are teamed with oversized tee dresses and slouchy pants to create relaxed tailoring. A restrained but brilliant collection, Goot’s most recent offering is arguably one of his best.

About The Author

Gemma Watts

Gemma Watts has worked in the fashion media industry since 2012, writing for and being headhunted by some of the country's leading fashion and beauty companies. With a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) under her belt, Gemma is able to combine her two greatest passions as Couturing's Fashion Editor- fashion and writing.

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