May 30, 2019 | By Louise Squire
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S/S 14 collections hurry up and get into stores now please, as we’re dying to get our hands on some of cult Moscow-based designer Gosha Rubchinskiy‘s must-haves.We’ve had our beady eyes firmly fixed on Rubchinskiy since his debut “Evil Empire” collection five years ago, when we got our first hit of his gritty post-skate aesthetic, and we haven’t really been able to stop the obsession. This season, it looks like Rubchinskiy is sticking to his rebellious post-Soviet antics, providing us with plenty of wardrobe staples.
“I was inspired by late `80s punk references from Soviet’s Leningrad music scene: bands like Auktyon and AVIA. Also, today’s skate kids from Moscow and New York who’ve started using the nostalgic classic skate look from the `90s Supreme era. The main theme though is rassvet (sunrise): the start of something new.”
Rubchinskiy purposefully cast female newbie Alexandra Titarenko, to underpin the collection’s unisex versatility, styling her in mannish suits (my personal favorite), scribbled denim and slouchy basics. This is subversive boy-girl dressing at its best, and we cant wait to get our hands on pretty much all of it, bucket hat and all.
– text by Shanu Walpita
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