Pam Hogg spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS18
Superstar Scottish designer Pam Hogg stunned as usual at London Fashion Week for Fashion Scout, with a collection that showcased her skill for innovation by managing to wow the throng gathered in the Freemason’s Hall. The collection was perhaps more light-hearted and playful than her previous shows and drew from a range of unusual influences. In a nod to recent beauty trends, each model wore a bold lip and an exaggerated stripe of bright eyeshadow extending above the eyebrow.
The show began with a series of harlequin-inspired figure-hugging jumpsuits in sheer translucent mesh, adorned with a series of ruffles, extravagant collars and baubles to create unusual silhouettes. Notably Hogg’s love of an extremely deep-cut neckline was apparent here. Many of the models wore masquerade masks in a nod to the theme and the looks ranged from the extremely on-trend millennial pink, which cropped up throughout the collection, to bold neons. Particularly intriguing was a powder blue look towards the end of the show that was decorated with an enveloping mass of ruffles from the back.
The tone changed with the introduction of a handful of bold, almost luchador-inspired jumpsuits in a figure-hugging Lycra. These were pattern with long straight and curved lines to compliment each model’s body and to keep with the pop art-inspired look. While the earlier more revealing looks involved unusual and jarring colour combinations, the later full-length jumpsuits in more monochrome colour palettes were by far more wearable. The standout look was a jumpsuit that in black, white and (again) millennial pink.
After this some of the models returned wearing a selection of semi-transparent, PVC coats over their original Lycra outfits, detailed in lace and in off-white, pink and black. These were by far the most ready-to-wear feature of the collection and innovated on the idea through excellent use of texture and oversized collars and cuffs. The show also circled back to its original harlequin theme, presenting a few more examples of the bodysuits in more pastel colours and culminating in two models in high, Marie Antoinette-inspired headdresses, which had a charmingly DIY feel.
Photos: Kimberley Archer