Josh Goot for Target Australia to follow Stella McCartney mania

UPDATED – the news has been confirmed, read more here.

There have been rumblings around the traps that Target Australia were about to announce a new designer for their Designers for Target collection. And if the SMH’s Fashion Season blog is correct, the next collaborator will be Josh Goot.

Target is the principle sponsor of Goot’s Spring Fashion Week show on Thursday May 3 at 9.00am – and its logo appears on the invitation. But although neither the Target or Goot camps were spilling any other beans this afternoon, Fashion Season has learned that a Josh Goot/Target collaboration is due be either announced or else unveiled at Target in mid May.

A Target spokeswoman declined to confirm or deny whether Goot was the only Australian fashion brand involved with this latest Designers For Target project.

“I can’t tell you anything other than Target are supporting me on this show” Goot told Fashion Season. “It’s great to have their support – I think they’ve shown a commitment to young Australian designers over the past year”.

Well this news could be intriguing, after all Goot has come a long way from his first debut back in 2004, and went on to show at New York Fashion Week last year.

Shame we weren’t invited to his Spring Summer 2008 show at Australian Fashion Week next Wednesday. Alas there probably wasn’t enough room for little old me.

Stay tuned to for the Australia Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 shows from Jayson Brunsdon, Alice McCall and more…

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