Pam Hogg SS18 London Fashion Week
There’s a reason that Pam Hogg is one of the most sought after tickets at Fashion Scout every season – and it’s not because she’s a ‘name.’ Well, it is but on top of that you are always guaranteed a show that leaves you somewhat in awe and always surprised. From the fragile romance of AW17, this season it was a festival of tulle in macaron shades of almond, lemon, pistachio and raspberry (and blue – strawberry like the Slush Puppy?). Two of the most outlandish looks featured enormous headdresses, masquerade costumes on acid, each one topping off a model head to toe embellished in tulle – either pink (F?) or blue (M?).
Of course there were catsuits – cropped at the thigh and full length – with tones more bronzed, brown and golden than last season and the signature strategically placed stars and stripes. PVC trenchcoats were delicately sheer for SS18, with intricate patterns with a filigree feel and in shades of apricot and off white. What makes Pam Hogg such an iconic talent is the unpredictable accessibility of what she creates – you know that IRL, in one of her pieces, you’d be nearly naked except for those slivers of powdery tulle and yet there’s something so want-to-wear about them that you’d probably just do it anyway. That’s the enduring power this designer has.
Words by The Glass Pineapple. Images shot for us by Vera Meisel.