With an affinity for ’90s street-kid subculture, and an aesthetic wholeheartedly considered “working class chic,” Gosha Rubchinskiy has become something of an enfant terrible within the fashion community, joining the likes of similar unorthodox visionaries such as Jeremy Scott and Raf Simons. For his sophomore presentation, the Russian designer continues his grungy approach to haute casual wear, as models – who could’ve easily been sourced from a Larry Clark film – donned acid wash jeans tied up with a white shoelace, trousers tucked into ribbed white socks, and sweatshirts featuring a familiar looking logo complete with Cyrillic script and respective Russian and Chinese flags.
The selection of outerwear however retains a bit more modernity amidst the collection’s overall retro-urban appeal, including an assortment of shearling-rimmed collars, tartan mohair blousons and hooded wool overcoats. Gradually extending beyond a loyal group of cult followers, Gosha Rubchinskiy has since garnered praise for his nostalgic designs, paying homage to skate culture of his native Russia, bringing forthright a new outlook on high-end streetwear.
- Photography: Silas Lee for Highsnobiety.com