Pam Hogg catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Starting the show with police sirens blaring and models appearing through wrought iron gates waving placards declaring “it’s a dedication to Pussy Riot”, Hogg’s intention to present a social rebellion was obvious.
Against a soundtrack of The Vibrators’ Disco in Moscow and DrunkTank’s Mother Russia, plus-size models, drag queens and statuesque men stormed the catwalk in tight jumpsuits, trousers and skirts and vertiginous platforms in a rainbow clash of vibrant colours.
Coinciding with the recent release of the infamous Russian girl-band Pussy Riot and the current backlash against Russia over gay rights during the Sochi Winter Olympics, Hogg’s choice of palette and model sends a clear message to those who had any doubt about her thoughts on the matters.
Stand-out pieces from the collection included a sheer bridal jumpsuit with flower detailing that protected the model’s modesty accessorised with an impressively high veil of flowers and an elaborate gold dress with an exaggeratedly full skirt made of PVC.
Bright, brash and bold, the autumn/winter 2014 collection did not disappoint Hogg’s fans and made for a fun and exhilarating runway show.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter