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Backstage at Pam Hogg AW15Photography Chloé Le Drezen

Pam Hogg AW15

The club kids’ favourite designer brings fairytale villainesses and silver catsuits to the sound of David Bowie

Initial reaction:

This isn’t wonderland anymore, Alice: Pam Hogg brought a mix of twisted fantasies, opened by a lingerie-clad Little Red Riding Hood – followed by flame-patterned all-leather ensembles, high-priestess-like villainesses and the designer’s signature Fifth Element, “little left to the imagination” catsuits.

Embrace the fantasy:

Opening the show with a musical tribute to 80s pop icon Steve Strange, who recently passed away, the connoisseur of cult presented a fairytale featuring futuristic dominatrixes with a club kid twist – structured metallic capes and oversized shirt collars and ties covered the models’ bare chests, creating an almost lolita space girl look, when combined with bouffant hairstyles and intense lashes. Aptly named “Diamond Dogs and Demons”, the collection had a delicate side – featuring plenty of silvers and foiled pastels – contrasted by more extreme all-black-everything looks in latex, complete with eye patches and a taxidermy crow for a headpiece. The theme of flames repeated itself throughout – seen both in leather appliqués and triumphant headpieces.

You can’t sit with us:

As reigning queen designer of the cool kids, Pam Hogg’s front row did not disappoint – featuring the likes of Nick Cave, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and milliner Stephen Jones. On the runway, the London club kid duo featured in Lanvin's latest campaign, Josh Quinton and Andy Brandin (aka Disco Smack), strutted in leather ensembles, as rebellious it-girl Alice Dellal sported a flower crown, finalising the show hand-in-hand with the designer. As for the closing track? David Bowie, of course.

The soundtrack to Pam Hogg AW15: