Pam Hogg @ LFW A/W 2012
Pam Hogg is not known (and loved) for producing demure collections, and Autumn/Winter 2012-13 was no exception. Set to a soundtrack of manic, sawing country and western sounds, the collection featured leather dresses with high neck, long sleeves and full A-line skirts, shown with giant cone-like hats resembling some futuristic take on a Midwestern, bonnet wearing sweetheart at home on the prairie. Using colour blocks in red, white and gold, silver and orange, the contouring was divine and drew the eye to specific parts of the body. Some had a little patch of fur on crotches, others simply a black panel that drew your eye. Moving on from this, things got sexier still; sheer jumpsuits in black with panels that gathered or stripes of leather revealed all save a tiny patch of fabric, and the full frontal naked look at the end which saw a model strut down the catwalk in nothing more than a few ribbons, (with a giant bonnet). Packed to the rafters, the FRow included Tullulah Adeyemi, Alexandra Burke and Janice Dickenson. The show was witty, irreverent and sexy, and it is ballsy, full-blooded collections such as this one which make London Fashion Week the Alice in Wonderland experience it is.