Slick silhouettes and blocks of colour are most always the foundation stones of a Josh Goot collection. For spring 2011 there’s also a nature-meets-science theme to the photosynthesis inspired prints that work their way in amongst the blocked hues. Goot’s pieces in this collection flit between deep sea diver and futuristic femme, sometimes hugging the wearer’s shape, sometimes building upon it with rounded shoulders of voluminous skirts. The most impressive feature of the collection though is probably the quality and texture of the materials used. And while one might assume the wetsuit-like fabric to be neoprene it turns out these pieces can’t be taken at face value.
As Goot explains in an interview:
“One design story that people are confusing with neoprene is actually a viscose lycra bonded to a thin foam base, something we developed here in Sydney. I suppose these fabrics evoke a sense of sport and performance to me.”
And its that mix of sporty, fitted shapes with feminine details that makes Josh Goot‘s spring 2011 offering so wearable.
Bambi Northwood-Blyth stars in the collection’s spring / summer 2011 look book campaign, which you can view in full by clicking on the thumbnails.