Pam Hogg’s spring 2010 collection was as diverse and lengthy as her counterculture darling (decades long) career. After studying fine art and winning numerous, prestigious awards Pam’s work has been the favorite of famed rockers such as Souxsie Souix and Debbie Harry. This is Pam’s second show at London fashion week after a decade long absence from the event. And she did not disappoint her ardent supporters, showing variations on the look that gave her her status: the lycra catsuit made from more than fifty different tailored pieces.
Pam considers herself an artist, not merely a designer, and her media include music and video as well as fabric. Her opening look gave reference to her penchant for performance art, as the model strutted mostly nude — ensconced in nothing but black chiffon ribbon — down the runway.
But ribbon and lycra bodysuits were only the beginning. A futuristic Barbarella feel hovered over the collection. Black and white gave way to silver and then baby pink and blue, with a pop of bright orange. Tulle ruffles added texture to some dresses. And studs embellished jackets and pants. Dresses in the aforementioned colors were body hugging and accesorized with silk bows tied round the neck. Platform heels and wedges were Hogg’s shoes of choice.
Most of the looks were quite wearable, and all were stamped with Hogg’s signature style. Bravo to a great (second) comeback collection.