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PAM HOGG IS A LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER, ROCKSTAR AND ARTIST WHO APPEARED ON THE COVER OF THE RAW ISSUE OF I-D IN 1989. PAM HAS SUPPORTED DEBBIE HARRY AND THE POGUES, IS FRIENDS WITH SIOUXIE SIOUX AND BOBBY GILLESPIE, AND HAS HAD HER FABULOUS FASHIONS WORN BY EVERYONE FROM KYLIE TO RIHANNA. SCOTTISH BORN AND BRED, PAM CUTS A STRIKING DASH WHEREVER SHE TREADS, IS A FABULOUS RACONTEUR, GREAT FUN AND AN INCREDIBLE TALENT
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FROM HER DAYS AS A GRADUATE OF THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, PAM HOGG’S UNIQUE VISION CONTINUES TO STAND HER OUT FROM HER CONTEMPORARIES. SHE WAS AWARDED THE NEWBURY MEDAL OF DISTINCTION, THE FRANK WARNER MEMORIAL MEDAL, THE LEVERHULME SCHOLARSHIP AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS BURSARY IN RECOGNITION OF HER EARLY WORK. THIS LED HER TO LONDON AND THE ROYAL COLLEGE OR ART WHERE SHE CONTINUED HER STUDIES GAINING A MASTERS OF ART DEGREE.
SHE FOUND HERSELF IN THE CENTRE OF LONDON’S POST-PUNK MOVEMENT OF THE MID 80S HAVING CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF CLUBLAND WITH HER BOLD, SELF PRODUCED DESIGNS. HER EARLY COLLECTIONS WERE STOCKED AT HARRODS, HARVEY NICHOLS, BLOOMINGDALES AND STORES IN PARIS, ITALY AND TOKYO, BUT IT WAS FROM HER UNIT WITHIN THE INFAMOUS HYPER HYPER BOUTIQUE IN LONDON’S KENSINGTON HIGH STREET THAT PRESENTED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR HER FIRST CATWALK SHOW IN 1985. HER SIXTH COLLECTION, “WARRIOR QUEEN”, WAS SO LAUDED THAT IT WON HER THE COVER OF iD MAGAZINE IN 1989.
HAVING LEFT HYPER HYPER TO OPEN HER OWN SELF CONTAINED BOUTIQUE IN THE HEART OF SOHO, PAM CONTINUED TO CREATE, PRODUCE AND DIRECT A FURTHER SIX CATWALK SHOWS AND CEMENT HER STATUS AS A FASHION PIONEER. DEBBIE HARRY, SIOUXSIE SIOUX, BJORK, KYLIE MINOGUE AND PAULA YATES WERE ALL AMBASSADORS OF HER ICONIC SKIN-TIGHT DESIGNS.
IN 1992 PAM HOGG CHANGED COURSE AND STEPPED AWAY FROM FASHION TO PURSUE HER LOVE OF MUSIC. HER BAND DOLL OPENED FOR BLONDIE IN 1993 AND THE RAINCOATS IN 1994.
IN THE LATE 90S PAM RETURNED BRIEFLY TO FASHION PRODUCING TWO COLLECTIONS AND A FASHION FILM “ACCELERATOR”. IN 2006 THE SPANISH CURATOR XABIER ARKISTAN INVITED HER TO EXHIBIT AT “SWITCH ON THE POWER”. ALONGSIDE YOKO ONO, ANDY WARHOL, LEIGH BOWERY AND KRAFTWERK.
FOR THIS PROJECTION BASED PROJECT PAM CREATED TWO VISUAL PIECES INCORPORATING BOTH HER CLOTHES AND HER MUSIC. SHE CAST A HOST OF FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS INCLUDING SIOUXSIE SIOUX AND ALISON MOSSHART FROM THE KILLS TO APPEAR ALONGSIDE HER WEARING THE NEW COLLECTIONS. THE RESULTING VIDEOS, ‘OPEL EYES’ AND ‘ELECTRICMAN’, OPENED UP HER DESIGNS TO A NEW WIDER AUDIENCE REIGNITING INTEREST IN PAM’S WORK.
HOGG WAS FIRMLY BACK ON THE MAP WITH A HOST OF OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED TO SHOWCASE HER WORK. KYLIE MINOGUE APPEARED IN THE BLACK MESH METAL STUDDED CATSUIT IN HER TWO HEARTS VIDEO IN 2007, AND KATIE GRAND’S NEW MAGAZINE LOVE LAUNCHED IN FEBRUARY 2009 FEATURING PAM’S NEW WORK LEADING ONTO HER FIRST CATWALK SHOW IN NINE YEARS. IT RAN OVER SEVERAL PAGES, STYLED BY JOE MCKENNA AND SHOT BY DAVID SIMS.
PAM HOGG’S SUBSEQUENT, AND MUCH ANTICIPATED, CATWALK SHOW IN 2009 WAS GREETED WITH A STANDING OVATION AND HIGH PRAISE FROM THE UPPERMOST ECHELONS OF THE FASHION WORLD. DAISY LOWE, JAMIE WINSTONE, ALICE DELLAL AND LIBERTY ROSS ALL MODELLED HER SIGNATURE CAT SUITS. THE COLLECTION ENTITLED “THE TIME MACHINE” ALSO SHOWED A BRAND NEW VISION OF UNEXPECTED AND DELICATE FINALE COUTURE PIECES.
HER TRIUMPHANT RETURN WAS FURTHER CEMENTED IN THE SUMMER OF 2009 WHEN HOGG RECEIVED A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE SCOTTISH FASHION COUNCIL. IT WAS PRESENTED TO HER IN STIRLING CASTLE BY LONG TIME FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR SIOUXSIE SIOUX, WHILE ONE OF HER EARLIEST SUPPORTERS DEBBIE HARRY PAID TRIBUTE VIA NEW YORK CITY. SHE HAS SINCE BEEN AWARDED THE GREAT SCOTT AWARD IN 2012 ALONGSIDE TREVOR SORBIE AND ANDREW MARR AND WENT ON TO RECEIVE THE AWARD FOR CREATIVE EXCELLENCE FROM THE SCOTTISH FASHION COUNCIL IN 2013.
PAM HOGG CONTINUES TO SHOWCASE HER COLLECTIONS AT LONDON FASHION WEEK AND IS WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED FOR HER INNOVATIVE AND DARING DESIGNS.
PERHAPS HER MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION WAS HER UNEXPECTED A/W 2014 PRESENTATION AS IT WAS ONE NEVER SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE UNTIL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL APPROACHED HER THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE FEBRUARY 2014 LONDON FASHION WEEK WAS TO COMMENCE. THEY ASKED IF SHE WOULD “GIVE A NOD” TO PUSSY RIOT IN HER CATWALK SHOW SINCE LONDON FASHION WEEK COINCIDED WITH THE RUSSIAN WINTER OLYMPICS. PAM HAS MADE POLITICAL STATEMENTS THROUGHOUT HER WORK, AND FELT SUCH PASSION FOR THEIR CAUSE THAT EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD NOT PRODUCED A COLLECTION FOR THAT SEASON, SHE RECOGNISED THAT THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT COULD NOT BE MISSED.
INSPIRED BY PUSSY RIOT’S STANCE ON EXIT FROM JAIL, “STILL RESOLUTE AND EVEN MORE SO”, SHE ENTITLED IT COURAGE AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED WORK ON A COLLECTION DEDICATED TO PUSSY RIOT AND THE STRUGGLE FOR GAY RIGHTS IN RUSSIA AND ACROSS THE WORLD. SHE WORKED SOLITARILY AND SOLIDLY IN HER STUDIO FOR THREE WEEKS RIGHT UP UNTIL THE SECOND THE SHOW OPENED, WHICH WAS APPROPRIATELY THE 14TH FEBRUARY, VALENTINE’S DAY. MODELS WALKED ONTO THE CATWALK SHOW CARRYING PLACARDS WITH SLOGANS “THIS COLLECTION IS NOT FOR SALE“, “THIS IS COLLECTION IS DEDICATED TO PUSSY RIOT” AND ‘LOVE IS A HUMAN RIGHT’.
SIX MONTHS LATER KARL LAGERFIELD, FOR CHANEL, PRESENTED HIS SS15 COLLECTION WITH A HOST OF MODELS HOLDING PLACARDS.
IN 2015 PAM WAS ASKED TO DESIGN THE WINNERS TROPHY FOR THE BRIT AWARDS 2016. AS THE SIXTH DESIGNER OF THE STATUETTE SHE WAS INVITED INTO AN ELITE GROUP ALONGSIDE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, SIR PETER BLAKE, DAMIEN HEARST, PHILLIP TREACY AND TRACEY EMIN.FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BRIT HISTORY HOGG DESIGNED INDIVIDUAL STATUETTES FOR EACH OF THE 13 WINNERS TO BE AWARDED ON THE NIGHT.
HOGG’S DESIGNS AND VISUALS HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED ACROSS THE GLOBE WITH HER WORK HAVING SHOWCASED IN GALLERIES AND VENUES INCLUDING THE KELVIN HALL GALLERIES IN GLASGOW, THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM LONDON AS PART OF THEIR ‘CLUB TO CATWALK’ AND ‘WEDDING GOWN’ EXHIBITIONS, THE TATE IN ST IVES, THE POMPIDOU IN PARIS, THE GARAGE CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE IN MOSCOW, CHRISTIE’S IN NEW YORK AND SUMMERHALL IN EDINBURGH WHERE A RETROSPECTIVE OF PAM’S WORK WAS PRESENTED.
PAM HOGG CONTINUES TO CREATE, DIRECT, PRODUCE AND STYLE HER COLLECTIONS, SHOWN EACH SEASON AT LONDON FASHION WEEK. HER DESIGNS ARE SUPPORTED BY REGULAR FRONT ROW GUESTS INCLUDING: NICK CAVE, BOBBY GILLESPIE, SIOUXSIE SIOUX, JAMIE WINSTONE, STEVEN JONES, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, NICK RHODES, ALISON MOSSHART, GARETH PUGH, JUDY BLAME AND SUZANNE BARTSCH.
HER CLOTHES ARE CONSTANTLY REQUESTED BY ARTISTS AND CELEBRITIES INCLUDING KATE MOSS, LADY GAGA, RIHANNA, TAYLOR SWIFT, KYLIE AND BEYONCE.