The joint exhibition project of Garage Archive and UNIQLO continues with a lecture on fashion and the role clothes play in art by Moscow-based artist and designer Gosha Ostretsov.
Artist and fashion designer Gosha Ostretsov (b. 1967, Moscow) has been active on the Moscow art scene since the mid-1980s.
He started out in costume design, combining the constructivism and propaganda styles of the 1920s with new wave aesthetics and blending fashion with performance. Responding to the call of the era that valued the synthesis of arts, new wave artists formed bands, rock musicians made paintings, and poets created performances. In 1988, Ostretsov settled as an independent artist and fashion designer in Paris and later collaborated with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
The lecture continues the series of public events organized as part of Garage’s partnership with UNIQLO, launched in 2017. An exhibition exploring Soviet and post-Soviet underground fashion and featuring UNIQLO outfits based on rare photographs of Russian artists (Eduard Steinberg, Vyacheslav Koleychuk, and Aidan Salakhova among others) from the Museum’s archive is currently on show in Garage’s Lounge Area at UNIQLO Atrium.