The Josh Goot Grand Showcase, produced by Event Gallery, celebrated ten years of iconic minimalist couture by the Sydney designer. Presented by Capitol Grand South Yarra and supported by Sunday Style.
Last night’s Grand National Showcase seemed deliberately low key, and it was clear Goot – and his stylist Mark Vassallo – just wanted to let the clothes do the talking. Models came out almost bare faced; the music was simple; the lines were pure and clean. All the Goot signatures were there: the white shirting, the draped jersey (the material he was first famous for, before the neoprene became a hit), blurry digital prints, zippered racerback dresses, the Rorschach prints in acidic colours and the simplicity of cut (a few tiered, asymmetrical dresses were a surprise inclusion, given Goot is known for a rigid, structured silhouette).Even the much-hyped appearance of Andreja Pejic (her debut runway show as a woman) at the show’s close was underplayed. She came, she turned, she walked back. No extended posing or mugging for the cameras: she was just another model on the runway, and if you’d looked down at your phone for more than a minute, you’d have missed her altogether. In a word: subdued.Broadsheet
Produced by Geraldine Frater-Wyeth Styled by Mark Vassallo Event Photography by Lucas Dawson