Good Golly Goot

Good Golly Goot



The sunny reminders of Sydney just keep flooding back and whilst we're having our own sun moment (sadly short-lived… back to crummy sub 20 degree clouds this week), I thought it best to haul out what is technically an A/W 10-11 collection that of course has its own sunny subtext and is clearly meant to catch the rays.  Josh Goot took a break from showing in London in February but in his hometown of Sydney, he's doing fine and dandy with a very pretty store in Paddington which allows his printed pieces from his poppy S/S 10 scuba-infused collection to hang bathed in lightness and space.

Goot has admitted to having financial difficulties in the past year or so, nearly going under as a designer, which isn't so much of a shocker considering so many have faltered.  That said, he's back with a restructuring and a refreshed outlook that is apparently going to transfer to his website.  When we met Goot at his sales showroom (another light filled affair!), he was telling us about his new website that will incorporate e-commerce in an entirely new way apparently… webby-me will of course be checking this out in due course because at the moment, his site stands un-updated and a little bit stagnant at an old collection.

Meanwhile, he has clocked up a collection that has quietly released… it adds much to a digital print strand that has come into its own in the last few years that some of you may tire of but perhaps like knitwear, will just now stand up as a design genre in its own right with some designers turning to it haphazardly whenever they want, or some using it as their design mainstay.  Suffice to say, in my books, there's enough room for everyone to jostle about the digital print sphere and Goot uses it with extreme clinical precision.  Symmetry runs through and through, seam for seam, ensuring everything matches up and is aligned perfectly.  The effect is that the psychedelic thunder that Goot has chosen as a motif comes out looking like a pattern of mathematical geometry as opposed to the unpredictable natural phenomena that it is. 

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I especially like it when the print is pleated here so that the clouds, thunder, stars and skies are very much hidden and distorted into something more abstract and less literal. 







Tim Blanks noted of his last collection that it lacked breadth and depth and I suppose the same can be said of this collection.  Then again, when you're re-finding your feet, why try and inject depth when it's easier to run away with a motif and concentrate on a few things well.  Just need to find a flood of light in the depths of Northern Hemisphere winter to ensure these prints are done full justice by their environment…  


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  1. littleblackbook

    2010-05-25 at 3:01 PM

    Well as a Sydneysider of cos I love Josh Goot’s designs. And he’s latest collection doesn’t disappoint! Have no fear, Sydney is also gloomy, wet, cloudy and raining 🙁

  2. Joanna

    2010-05-25 at 3:09 PM

    These are the most gorgeous things ive seen all week! 😀

  3. Duck

    2010-05-25 at 3:19 PM

    Maybe the collections do lack depth and breadth, and maybe everyone is doing digital prints, but I still love Josh…

  4. Sarah

    2010-05-25 at 3:37 PM

    ohh i love all the dresses here!

  5. JanaJane

    2010-05-25 at 4:11 PM

    oh, i just love this “universe-meets-batik”-style 🙂

  6. Rebecca

    2010-05-25 at 4:35 PM

    i agree with your comments, WEBSITE DOES NEED MAJOR UPDATING (bit like my own blog, ha!) but i would definitely still love to wear one of his pieces

  7. Kellye

    2010-05-25 at 4:48 PM

    I adore this look – the lightning print is SO cool.

  8. amanda

    2010-05-25 at 5:26 PM

    mindblowing…that blazer takes my breath away

  9. Annie

    2010-05-25 at 5:40 PM

    not ground breaking but gorgeous all the same.

  10. Karoline

    2010-05-25 at 6:04 PM


  11. Maggie

    2010-05-25 at 6:27 PM

    these prints are simply beautiful… I especially love the colorful ones.

  12. Becca

    2010-05-25 at 6:48 PM

    The prints are absolutely stunning! I hope that new “e-shop” is up and running soon!

  13. moi

    2010-05-25 at 7:02 PM


  14. AngieMontreal

    2010-05-25 at 7:31 PM

    These are just straight up beautiful clothes….sometimes that’s really enough! So sad to hear about any designers having trouble, especially when companies who make cheesy ugly clothes (I’m looking at you Ed Hardy/Juicy Couture/etc!) are raking it in. It’s really a tough business to be in. I hope he fares well in the future!

  15. juliet

    2010-05-25 at 7:51 PM

    I love these space-themed fabrics!
    juliet xxx

  16. megan

    2010-05-25 at 8:10 PM

    Wow! These are so incredible!!! So amazing! Love, Megan

  17. Ganymede Girl

    2010-05-25 at 8:27 PM

    I don’t think depth is always important when making clothes, sometimes we just want something that is aesthetically pleasing. This collection is awesome, I’m still into digital prints and I would wear it all without hesitation…good enough for me!

  18. Sophia

    2010-05-25 at 8:51 PM

    Yum, EXACTLY my kind of thing. I love the use of digital prints and he has used them superbly! <3

  19. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-05-25 at 9:16 PM

    Love the photo shoot and the clothing gives this very strong vibe. Very powerful. Fierce style. Great post once again.

  20. Emmy Hutchinson

    2010-05-25 at 10:04 PM

    I adore these the lightning print is too cool!

  21. Charlotte

    2010-05-25 at 10:04 PM

    I think the clothes are beautiful. I agree with AngieMontreal it is so sad that the designer is struggling when such shoddy brands are soaring. Truely Sad.
    Charlotte xx

  22. Clairey

    2010-05-25 at 10:14 PM

    Wow such a fantastic print! Love the structural dress too. x

  23. Sabine

    2010-05-25 at 11:17 PM

    No, I don’t think I could tire of these beautiful digital prints. In fact, I want one of these blazers – and a dress too, please.

  24. WalkTheSand

    2010-05-25 at 11:37 PM

    That pleated shirt is now officially on my wishlist. It’s so classic with a very intriguing twist. Favourite post of the week so far…

  25. Nickie Frye

    2010-05-25 at 11:38 PM

    WOW! That Lightning print is incredible. I’m crazy for it!

  26. Lauren

    2010-05-26 at 12:22 AM

    Love Josh & these digital prints xx

  27. Nina

    2010-05-26 at 12:24 AM

    Digital prints are such a great application of our advances in technology to fashion. Very cool! Keep posting these!

  28. KD

    2010-05-26 at 1:55 AM

    Yay for digital printing, and long may Josh Goot use it to create such a wonderful effect!

  29. Isabel

    2010-05-26 at 2:14 AM

    Whoah, I’m insanely in love with all this!

  30. stylespotterfashionblogger

    2010-05-26 at 10:16 AM

    Josh Goots stuff is fabulous!!! Love it. Think I am going to have to save for a little treat next season. The colours are great!

  31. Toronto flowers

    2010-05-27 at 2:34 AM

    This feels very Jonathan Glazer. I like it. Worthy to be made into a bisaya short film.

  32. Candy

    2010-05-27 at 11:49 AM

    this collections would be so much perfect with Natasha Khan from Bat For Lashes

  33. Kelly

    2010-05-28 at 4:25 AM

    Wow! Absolutely amazing.

  34. annie markantonatou

    2010-05-28 at 9:22 AM
  35. Carissa from

    2010-06-10 at 7:23 PM

    Awesome prints, I especially love the design that looks like the stars in space.
    Carissa at

  36. Annie Spandex

    2011-04-19 at 9:47 PM

    I must have overlooked this last year. These are gorgeous! The blazers are boss. XX

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