The Russian Fashion Designer & Photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy Collaborated With Burberry To Launch Gosha X Burberry Limited Edition Capsule Collection For Spring 2018.
It was in June 2017 that the Russian Fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy presented the Spring 2018 Menswear collection at DK Svyazi, Saint Petersburg – the former Soviet Union Youth Club that was used for holding rock concerts.
The Moscow-born designer’s Spring 2018 collection observed collaborations with Adidas and Burberry to present a collection inspired by Russia’s football heritage and nightclub rave scene that influenced the post-Soviet headspace. There are underlying conceptualizations why Gosha presented a football plus electronica themed collection for Spring 2018.
As for the football impression, it is acknowledged that it was at St. Petersburg that the football scene in Russia first picked up. Saint Petersburg Football Club, Russia’s very first football association, was founded by the Brits in the year 1879, followed by the formation of Circle of Sports Lovers – Russia’s own official football club – in 1897. And now having appeared in ten World Cups, Russia is all set to host the FIFA World Cup 2018 for the first time in its history.
Therefore, to observe Russia’s role in hosting the 2018 World Cup, Rubchinskiy collaborated with Adidas in the year 2016 to incorporate Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturer’s football kit designs into his collections and showcase them in three Russian host cities – Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg and the third one is unknown as of now.
As for incorporating the Electronica approach, Rubchinskiy is a great fan of Timur Novikov, the Russian artist who was one among the unofficial artists and musicians during 1980’s – when perestroika dramatically changed the political scene in former Soviet – credited for transpiring the Western youth subculture such as dance clubs and all-night raves that could not exist during the Soviet days.
And to honour the Russian Artist for bringing the Western youth subculture to the Eastern shores, Rubchinskiy presented the Spring 2018 collection at Communication Workers’ House of Culture on Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa that hosted St. Petersburg first ever rave concert.
Rubchinskiy’s Spring 2018 collection presented outfits that showcased subtle elements besides reflecting the St. Petersburg’s references in its appeal. The spirit of football accompanied with the references to the rave movement were presented in an exquisite way owing to the Russian designers’ collaboration with Adidas and Burberry. While partnership with Adidas offered the full kits along with strappy new sneakers and shin guard socks, Burberry offered more tailored elements to the football heritage inspired outfits.
The outfit that caught the eyes of the onlookers was the British brand’s iconic trench coat interpreted in two colors – half khaki and half black – along with Burberry’s its brownish plaid lining its collar. Those hot pink track pants, tank tops, tops with 90’s pervert symbolic representations and motifs and a vest with pockets to hold water bottles clearly reflected the rave references of the subculture youth of the late 1980’s.
The British Fashion House’s iconic Harrington Jacket was reinterpreted as a reversible sheath crafted from check and cotton Gabardine. The baseball and duckbill caps crafted using check and cotton gabardine by Stephen Jones for Gosha X Burberry collection teamed with tailored short sleeve cotton twill shirt and shorts added those dressier elements to the football heritage inspired outfits.
Burberry launched the limited edition Gosha X Burberry capsule collection for online and retail stores yesterday. Shop the entire collection at burberry.com.
1. Gosha X Burberry Trench Coat
Gosha X Burberry Two-Tone Trench Coat In Cotton Gabardine, Price – On Request
2. Reversible Harrington Jacket
Gosha X Burberry Reversible Harrington Jacket Crafted From Check and Cotton Gabardine, Price – On Request
3. Car Coat
Gosha X Burberry Reconstructed Car Coat Crafted From Cotton Gabardine And Finished With A Check Bib Front, Price – On Request
4. Baseball Cap
Gosha X Burberry Baseball Cap With Shortened Brim And Detachable Ear Flaps, Price – On Request
5. Slim Fit Cotton Chino Pants
Gosha X Burberry Slim Fit Cotton Chino Pants In Cotton Twill, Price – On Request
6. Short-Sleeve Check Shirt
Gosha X Burberry Short Sleeve Check Shirt Crafted From Cotton Twill, Price – On Request
7. Tailored Shorts
Gosha X Burberry Tailored Shorts Crafted From Check Cotton Twill, Price – On Request
8. Check Placket Cotton Pique Polo Shirt
Gosha X Burberry Check Placket Cotton Pique Polo Shirt With A Check Detail, Price – On Request
9. Woven Toe Leather Lace-Ups
Woven Toe Leather Lace Up Shoes With A Woven Toe And D-Ring Closure, Price – On Request
10. Cotton Sweatpants
Gosha X Burberry Sweat Pants In Breathable Cotton, Price – On Request
11. Penny Loafers
Gosha X Burberry Leather Penny Loafers, Price – On Request