​gosha is going back to russia to show his spring/summer 18 collection

Following last season’s Kaliningrad spectacular, Gosha’s homecoming tour continues with a trip to St. Petersburg.

by Felix Petty
Apr 26 2017, 8:20pm

During last season's menswear shows, Gosha Rubchinskiy managed to convince the fashion pack to ditch their usual schedules and make a quick stop at the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad for his fall/winter 17 collection. The collection was the first part of his collaboration with Adidas ahead of the Russian World Cup in 2018.

Kaliningrad was perfect for expressing what Gosha represents: a city that's been both Russian and German, east and west. It's  a location of geopolitical tension, but also represents a shared history. Or, as Gosha said to us at the time, "If you think about Russia, you think about politics. It's more interesting for me to invite you here and show you what Russia is, rather than showing you in Paris."

Next season we've got part two coming. And Gosha's taking us even deeper into Mother Russia with a trip to St. Petersburg casually being slipped into the menswear agenda on June 9th. Stay tuned. 

Check out our coverage of Gosha's Kaliningrad show from the Spring Issue of i-D.


Text Felix Petty
Photography Sasha Mademuaselle

Gosha Rubchinskiy