What else would we expect? Pam Hogg’s AW16 collection pushed the boundaries even more - yes, it was possible - with a sexualised storm of attitude at Freemasons Hall during London Fashion Week.
Sky high platforms, of course, accompanied models clad in skin tight PVC catsuits as they strutted down the catwalk, covered in weapon like studs and spikes. Stars made their cameo once more, and splattered paint prints reminded us that this fashion game is art. A form of expression. Something that Pam Hogg does extremely well - expressionism. However extreme.
The collection is dark, stormy and overtly sexy. She’s holding nothing back.
Models had everything on show with mesh body suits appliquéd with stars and a stripe to cover what can barely be left to the imagination.
Did you catch The Brit Awards? Then you would have seen Hogg’s iconic model Sadie Pinn shock the audience with an impromptu appearance. Skimpy. Bold. Statement. It’s all about the shock factor.
Pam Hogg does punk, yet still throws a spanner in the mix once in a while. This time, with umbrella skirts and splashes of red, yellow and acid green. The living dolls she creates allow for total fantasy dressing. Floor length gold dress or skin tight black mesh? It’s your call.
It’s this feminine celebration of androgyny that Hogg has become known for, and each year the crowd gets bigger. What can she possibly do next? Perhaps dainty pink dresses and ballerina flats? That would throw everyone off… Pam Hogg gone pretty? Yeah, probably not.
Staying true to their signature metropolitan-nomadic style, Nicholas K debuted its delicately dressy yet very urban Fall/Winter 2016 collection titled, "ARCONSANTI" during New York Fashion Week.
This season featured a range of luxurious materials combined with relaxed silhouettes. Crafted satin draped tunics paired with wrap high waisted belts were impressively coupledwith wrap skull caps. Along with corresponding fingerless gloves, details were apparent and ranged from off the shoulderreversible silk and knit dresses to ponchos, modish kaftans, as well as tailored slightly flared trousers.
Nicholas K advanced their collection by forming combinations of pony fur (cow) and lambskin jackets as well as abstract checkwool coats. Noticeablysophisticated outerwear made an awe-inspiring appearance within their Fall collection.
While using fabrications to their advantage, Nicholas K's color palette consisted of a wide array of violets including aubergine, amethyst, and iris as well as earthy tones such as desert, dunes, mauve, night shade, and naturally black.
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.