Josh Goot is an Australian designer, born in 1980.
Living and working in Sydney, Josh Goot has been described as ‘modernism’s new messiah’ (Jamie Huckbody, Harpers Bazaar) and ‘the king of urban chic for his clean lean lines and strong colour sense.’ (Stephen Todd, The Australian).
In April 2005, Josh launched his collection at Australian Fashion Week. In the same year, his debut collection won him the nation’s most prestigious award for emerging talent, the Tiffany & Co. Young Designer of the Year Award at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. The Judges were impressed by the concept, aesthetic and future smart ideology of the collection. Josh also won the Prix de Marie Claire, Best Up & Coming Designer in 2005.
International interest followed. In July 2005, the collection featured on the cover of international fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily. In 2006, Josh made his first appearance at New York Fashion Week, where Bergdorf Goodman’s Roopal Patel observed, “Things are cleaning up, things are toning down, minimalism is back upon as and I think Josh is setting the pace.” (Women’s Wear Daily, September 2006).
Josh showed in New York for 3 seasons. During this time, he was the first Australian designer to participate in the Designers for Target collaboration in Australia.
In 2008, Josh Goot appeared at London Fashion Week for the first time, receiving critical acclaim from fashion commentators. Sarah Mower of Style.com wrote, “The effect had a refreshing energy about it: pragmatic modernism dealt out in colour blocked jersey... with a graphic simplicity... it left a bright and optimistic impression on the London audience.” (September 2008).
Yasmin Sewell, in an interview for the Sydney Morning Herald said, “When it comes to Australian designers, there are a couple of good ones but Josh Really stands out. He has a very clear aesthetic. He knows who his woman is, and always has.” (Sydney Morning Herald, September 2008.)
In 2009, Josh was awarded the Prix de Marie Claire Best Designer Award and was nominated as a finalist in the International Mango Fashion Award in Barcelona. He continued to show in London for three seasons. Tim Blanks wrote that “Josh Goot’s Aussie roots are always there,” with a “confident optimism and an appealing, dreamy, graphic quality.” (Tim Blanks, Style.com 2009).
In 2010, Josh opened his first retail store in Sydney’s Glenmore Road, Paddington. Josh returned to show at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in 2011 to critical acclaim both locally and overseas, and was the only Australian designer featured in Tommy Ton’s influential Jak & Jil blog.
Josh Goot is now an independent Australian fashion label recognized for his ultra modern, minimal, urban-sport aesthetic. The collection is fabricated from the highest quality Italian textiles and 100% Australian made