Currently reading : Gosha Rubchinskiy at Comme des Garçons BLACK in Berlin
As a part of a series of collaborations with artists and designers the
Comme des Garçons Black shop in Berlin presented the launch of a new photo book
and collection by Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy.
The most interesting face on the Russian hemisphere right now made his big
appearance a few years back presenting a great collection inspired by
the streets of new & young Moscow.
Greatly influenced by his friends and the skater scene, as he puts it:
‘I like to show relations between past and present. It helps to see
the future. Teenagers are interesting for me because they have an
acute perception for everything. My friends are the most interesting
thing in Russia for me now’
Gosha made a name for himself by boxing through his strong vision no
matter what. What seems fashionably-in right now, he already worked on
years back never losing eye sight on the most characteristic marks of
He did his own thing for years, didn’t care if someone ‘gets it’. But
they’ve got it. Comme des Garçons was one of the first to discover
Gosha and introduce him to a broader audience. He was part of a
strictly selective group who could sell under the arms of Dover Street
His elegant garments are inspired by the romance of youth, Russian
religious roots and the clash between the Russian post-soviet
mentality and growing up in a country undergoing huge political,
economical and cultural change after dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
In addition to his collection and films presented at the opening
Gosha also launched his transfiguration book, the photo part of the
TRANSFIGURATION project, which he launched in summer 2011 – a modest
gallery space attached to a photography workshop. The venue located in
Saint Petersburg has hosted a series of events such as exhibitions,
live shows and skateboarding competitions.
The exhibition and sale will go on until the end of January 2014 at
the Comme des Garçons Black Shop in Berlin, LinienstraÃŸe 115.