September 08, 2006
You can take the boy out of Sydney, but you can't take Sydney out of the boy. Twenty-six-year-old fashion week newcomer Josh Goot has made a name for himself everywhere from London to Hong Kong designing cotton jersey separates with a laidback, sexy cool that is synonymous with his native Australia. By way of his New York introduction, he showed trenches, suits, racer-back tank dresses, and tube skirts in black, white, silver, gray, and lemon yellow. This made for a fun, though not flawless presentation.
For the most part, the clothes looked invitingly easy to wear: soft as can be, and when cut with a little give, as a zip hoodie minidress was, forgiving, too. Of course, many were designed to cling. Of those, two dresses made from arabesques of black and heather gray jersey were chicest. But to make it here, or more precisely on the runway, he'll have to develop a more pointed design message, and leave the primary colors down under.