When I hear the name Pam Hogg and my brain searches its (poorly organised) catalogue of memories, it fails to pull up any records about her clothing being worn by people I’ve met, or even about seeing it hanging on clothing racks in store. Instead I have a sole thought when Hogg’s name is mentioned: her penchant for futurist-fetishist outlandish creations, and for sending near-nude models down the runway.
Is that a negative association? I hardly think so, given it’s Hogg’s style, and her full intention that those moments stick in your mind. Hogg is somewhere between a fashion designer, a rockstar and a cult figure of sorts, with a career spanning 30 odd years; and it’s those three decades of work that Dragmag are celebrating in their inaugural issue.
Photographed by Jeff Hahn, with staying by Pam Hogg herself, this summary of the designer’s work is both visually striking and in line with the provocative nature of her creations. It’s also accompanied by an interview, which you can read by picking up a copy of the issue.
Dragmag is free and available for pickup around London. Click on the thumbnails for the full Pam Hogg retrospective; and for a full list of Dragmag stockists visit dragmag.net.