“Gosha Is Gosha”: Mr Rubchinskiy On His Standout Success
Who better to celebrate the fifth birthday of Dover Street Market’s Ginza store than one of Comme Des Garçons’ most acclaimed charges? Operating as a satellite manufacturer and distributor for the Russian-based Gosha Rubchinskiy (ГОША РУБЧИНСКИЙ), CDG has been an integral cog in the hungrily consumed machine. Littered with skatewear references, 80s sportswear and the masculine uniforms of Russia’s youth, Rubchinskiy’s menswear is instantly snapped up – his S/S16 line for instance, sold out at DSM in two days while die-hard fans auction his pieces on unofficial Facebook fan sites. The designer’s artwork is inextricably linked to his clothing designs and this latest iteration – a boxset of five photographic prints and five screen prints in collaboration with IDEA – pools imagery from past projects together into a continuation of the Gosha Rubchinskiy world. Part of the Eastern-bloc invasion (Rubchinskiy modelled the infamous DHL t-shirt for Vetements, with whom he shares stylist Lotta Volkova), the radical designer compares his must-have offerings to hit singles which, as Rubchinskiy explains, makes this Tokyo-launched set “the very exclusive Japanese edition of the single, even more limited!” Read more at Another.