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Portrait, Gosha Rubchinskiy

Culture Now: Gosha Rubchinskiy

29 Aug 2014

Russian menswear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy (b.1984, Moscow) is in conversation with Alexandra Gordienko to discuss his fashion design, photography and filmmaking. 

Rubchinskiy’s collections are inspired by youth culture and skaters, and reference Russian religious roots. Having grown up in a country undergoing political, economic and cultural change after the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, Rubchinskiy’s designs are for a generation of post-Soviet youngsters.

Culture Now: Gosha Rubchinksiy

Gosha Rubchinskiy studied at the Moscow College of Technology and Design and launched menswear label ГОША РУБЧИНСКИЙ, in 2008. Referencing Raegan’s Cold War-description of the USSR, Rubchinskiy’s first collection, Empire of Evil was presented at the end of 2008 for SS/09. His second collection, Growing and Expanding, was shown in a disused Orthodox church-turned-gym in Moscow’s suburbs. Rubchinskiy’s third collection, The sunrise is not far behind the mountains, consisted of three parts: a video shot in St. Petersburg, a book of photographs and the collection itself. In 2010, the designer presented his forth collection, Slave, as a part of Fashion East Menswear Installation. Rubchinskiy has been working with Comme des Garçons since 2012.

Alexandra Gordienko graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2013. She is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of Marfa Journal and a contributing photographer at Purple Fashion magazine.

In collaboration with and supported by Angela Hill  

Supported by Andrei Tretyakov


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