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Whether it’s genuine homage or playful irony, Gosha Rubchinskiy revamps the garish nature of Soviet-era sportswear for Spring/Summer 2016. Motifs to Russian culture are flashed proudly throughout (as per usual), with the niche designer’s offerings ranging from Rocky IV-esque tracksuits, stripe-flashed vests and über high short shorts to jazzily-yarned sweaters, straight-leg cotton pants and elongated sweatshirts adorning abstract patterns. Sharply contrasting George Orwell’s illustration of dystopia in his novel 1984another emblem frequently featured in the collection, Gosha conjures up his own version of chaos – one that winks a loving eye at gaudy ’80s sports-casual.

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Words by Nico Amarca
Fashion Editor, North America