|Pam Hogg: Give a man a gun and he'll rob a bank, give a man a bank and he'll rob the world.|
No doubt one of the seasonal highlights in the Fashion Scout schedule was last nights showcase of Pam Hogg’s SS16 collection. Entitled 'Lawless' with the tag line 'Give a man a gun and he'll rob a bank, give a man and a bank and he'll rob the world.' Pam planted the audience in the Wild West as she offered a series of powerful looks perfect for the modern renegade.
Models (every bit as fierce as Pam herself) walked with defiant stares, wearing sandy country prints and peachy tassels. Duster coats, wide sweeping skirts and coordinated suits each displaying contrasting metallic leather lapels embellished with a 'H' motif. Her country/western undertones continued with high tasseled boots and leather chaps for the 21st century cowboy.
Pam continues to stray from convention with her eccentric studding. A stand out look was an off-white leather bikini covered in round studs and metallic spikes, encompassing Pam's rebellious character. A series of trans-seasonal coats continued this trend with a stone leather trench covered in large military style studs. Neutrals were contrasted against bright desert-toned leathers fit for rock royalty.
Anti-establishment shone through her collection as feminine shapes were constructed with tough leathers, metal embellishments and stiff collars, a power outfit for the brave. As Dick Dale's 'Miserlou' blasted through the speakers, Pam's loyal rock-royalty front row began to dance, the unconventional catwalk atmosphere reflecting the playful unruliness of the collection on all accounts.
It wouldn't be a Pam Hogg collection without her trademark catsuits and the spandex clad models pounded the catwalk in acid bright creations. Daring cutouts were highlighted with metallic accents and garnished with tassels that sashayed with movement. Accessories were consistent throughout the designs, with oversized berets and bandit style scarves tied around the models wrists.
Jay Mehler and Lee Starkey
|Illustration hot off the catwalk, see featured trench coat below. Illustrator: Scott W Mason|
|Pam Hogg with her models|
As the collection closed, Pam Hogg took to the catwalk to accept her well deserved applause. Front row guests including Jamie Winstone, Lee Starkey and Jay Mehler congratulated a stand out collection highlighting Pam's rock 'n' roll roots. With bold trans-seasonal outerwear and a fierce aesthetic, Pam confirmed that she can create both dramatic and wearable pieces. Her style continues to progress but her brand identity remains as it always has been - clothes for leaders and not for followers.
Words: Elizabeth Renfrey
Images: Maja Jankowska