Pam Hogg Autumn/Winter 2013-2014

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It came as no surprise that the designer, who designed THAT wedding dress for Lady Mary Charteris, raised as many eyebrows in controversy at LFW as the vicar who met the skimpy bride at the altar.
Freemasons hall was packed with an array of actors, musicians, aristocrats, designers and club kids showing the diverse cult following Pam Hogg has artfully crafted over the past two decades.

Beats provided by Carter Tutti created the sound-scape to the collection, enhancing the already charged atmosphere. The presentation of clothes and dancing models evoked a kind of primal mysticism which entranced and sometimes overwhelmed the viewer into a beautiful submission…

Taking the mythological tale of ‘The Emperors Clothes’ as inspiration, Pam led her audience through a creative repertoire of dominatrix fetishism in PVC bodysuits shimmering in gothic black and blood red, paired with large cubic headdresses in a similar material, to glamorous satin evening-wear in ivory, emerald green and red, cut contrastingly to a demure knee length for dresses and high necklines.

Pam’s boldest creative statement was in the models full frontal nudity, but for floor length coats, matching cubic head pieces and thigh high PVC boots, except this time there was no delusion of any ‘special’ threads, these threads were simply majestic!
Closing the show in a liquid gold and red PVC jumpsuit alongside the models, Pam proved that her creative intelligence, design and humour still had a deeply rooted place in what any good fashion show should be, a performance.

Designer & Brand Info: Pam Hogg

PR Team: Pop PR

Article by Tania Willis

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker

© ACP / Stylogasm 2012-2013

Heohwan Simulation Spring/Summer 2013

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Winner of the prestigious Vauxhall fashion scout merit award, Heohwan Simulation’s SS13 collection entitled ‘no logo’ was inspired by factory workers as a concept for minimalism.
Drawing inspiration from Marc Bohan’s 1960s silhouettes and fabrics Korean designer Heo Hwan, stuck to cool constructive and sleek, in a subtle pallet of white, beige, black and tasteful citrus brights.

The designer famed for his beginnings in menswear used his androgynous influence to leave a marked impression, blocking white and beige with grass green and yellow to eye popping effect. Shift dresses were spliced with triangular injections of colour, complimented by beige and green cropped jackets.

Tailoring was kept sharp and loose, with the standout pieces being the yellow tuxedo coat and print and perforated leather dresses. Avoiding all Spring clichés, Heo cleverly proved the milder season does not mean pastels, florals or flesh on show, but truly appreciates the tricky transition that should be done demurely with edge and style…

Modern masculine cuts and leather juxtaposed by simultaneously feminine sheer fabrics makes it easy to see why this delicate balance has won Mr Hwan industry, blogger and designers admiration.

Designer & Brand Info: Heohwan Simulation

PR Team: WhiteHair co.

Article by Tania Willis

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012-2013