LFWM: LIAM HODGES SS18 REVIEW

British born Liam Hodges showcased a collection of signature wide tailoring, patchwork layering and sculpted faces. This seasons show depicted a expressive masculinity, keeping the label a must for the mad and bad. With the concept and inspiration being taken from the constant noise we are exposed to in society, the collection mirrored back with models storming the catwalk with a stylist aggression- not a glimmer of weakness to be seen. Sportswear, street wear and punk references moulded a collection of tracksuits in shades of blue, pink and khaki. Oversized jumpers disregarded ‘normal’ proportions and yellow camouflage jackets hung of models with a sense of purpose. Quilted jackets and caramel trench coats were harshly decorated with black markings, reminiscent of military uniforms. The show was accessorised with accents of orange and slogan black bags that hung cross body, only to be toped off with leather aviator hats. Screaming mouths were painted over the models own to symbolise the one big emotion Hodges needed to express. While a mascot of a bear with a grimacing face made its way down the runway, a parting reminder that bears are not always cute and cuddly and that this collection was for the generation who will not be silenced.

Words: Sarah Barnes

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