Pam Hogg’s AW16 collection aptly entitled ‘Divine Delinquent’ showcased a range of models decked out in bell-shaped dresses with layer upon layer of petticoats, reminiscent of the American southern belle. This innocent look was juxtaposed by the armour of black satin leather, and spiked platforms with silver studs.
The show opened in true Pam Hogg style with the jarring melody from David Bowie’s ‘Black Star’ playing in the background. In touching homage to the late icon, Hogg added the shape of a black stars throughout her collection. In further faithfulness to the singer, the line conjured images of 70s glam rock with tie-dye jumpsuits and blaring canary yellows.
Hair and makeup were as per usual not understated, but show-stopping and loud with smokey eyelids. One of the most striking outfits of the collection was the ring master’s jacket in red velour and black satin edged lapels with ‘Hogg Couture’ emblazoned in embellishing on the back. The look tied together the showmanship Hogg exudes, from the start to her final bow. What was also a prevalent feature of Fashion Week 2016 was the representation of diverse models and the displaying of their natural hair. The confidence and attitude of the models was palpable to the audience. Hogg’s show attracted a foray of celebrities, including Nick Grimshaw who when asked who his fashion icon was, very politely responded with “Pam Hogg I guess”.