Influential Scottish rebel designer Pam Hogg brings a little bit of her glittering, enthralling, provocative world to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle with her exhibition ‘Dr Hogg’s Divine Disorder’, a collection of iconic photography, art and fashion from her archive.
Pam Hogg gained her place in the cut throat VIP club that was the fashion world of the 1980’s. She moved from Glasgow to London during the post punk movement when the clubbing scene was rising, and this was where her skin tight, bold, handcrafted designs caught the eyes of the cool kids. Her very first collections were stocked in Harrods, which then lead to New York’s Bloomingdales and boutiques in Tokyo, Paris and Italy. She also had a boutique on Kensington High Street called Hyper Hyper Boutique and due to its success, she had her first catwalk show in 1985.
She has received support from many famous faces throughout the years; Nick Cave and Noel Fielding have been spotted on the FROW and she has also gained a community of creative women such as Debbie Harry and Bjork who have worn and endorsed her pieces.
Pam Hogg is a genuine powerhouse; she is one woman but acts as a creative director, stylist, artist and producer for each collection she shows every season at London Fashion Week. If that wasn’t enough to convince you that she is unbeatable, she also creates the conceptual soundtracks for her shows – she even produced the music that is played at the exhibition!
The exhibition features art, photos, clothes and pieces that have redefined and challenged traditional perceptions of femininity, gender and sexual identity. I think that Hogg is an incredible example for young women wanting to get into the industry; she is such a hard worker and shows dedication like no other. She has never been afraid to speak her mind and question problematic ideas- this rebellious attitude is one that I think is helping the world to become a more accepting place.
This is her very first solo exhibition believe it or not! She collaborated with DuoVision to bring it to life in Liverpool and on the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. ‘Dr Hogg’s Divine Disorder’ is open to the public at The Gallery on Stanhope Street, Liverpool until the 26th of August – it is an excellent celebration of her career and is one not to be missed.
Words by Thalia Traynor- Fashion Contributor at Ragged CULT Magazine
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