Every season, it’s more and more obvious that Pam Hogg is the show that everyone is desperate to see. Be it for the wacky looks, unexpected fabrics or impressive frow-ers like Noel Fielding, the show is always a knock out with the press.
This year, held once more at Fashion Scout in London’s Freemasons Hall, was no different. The queue stretched far down the street, and notorious for a late start, almost an hour after the official start time, around 100 ticket wielding fans of the brand were turned away due to the venue hitting capacity. Why so popular?
Known for an odd mix of inspiration, Hogg’s collection this season was full of excitement, confusion and renowned extremism. It’s clear why this was a must see.
With a mixture of male and female models, Hogg sent a soiree of odd down the runway. Think acid bright 60s colours meets Edwardian art with a little sci-fi thrown in. Not your average collection, but an exciting one none the less.
Metallic and skin-baring mesh clung to models, embellished in metal hardware and sky high, thigh high boots. After the darkness of Hogg’s AW15 collection, the introduction of brights was well received, and mixed with sharp panelling gave a new meaning to colour blocking. A new trend for the up and coming warmer climes? Perhaps.
Fringed, skin hugging two pieces were juxtaposed with floor length, flared trousers and oversized blazers, leaving little room for dislike from any style of audience.
Full of surprises, Pam Hogg has proved once more that she can always find something new, exciting and enticingly strange, but if you’re planning on attending her AW16 show… I’d start queuing now.