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Pam Hogg – from imagination to a capsule of consciousness

It is a period of reflection and relates to aesthetics, taking place before considering the restraints of production. Intw Pam Hogg

I was making my own clothes from the age of 6, customising hand me downs from more wealthy neighbours. I had no intention of becoming a fashion designer, I was going to be a painter, I used to win all the prizes at school so it was my solace, a relief that I could achieve something without being good at maths. 

I had moved down to London from Glasgow to the Royal College of Art, but it was the Blitz Club that inspired and revived my interest in making clothes. I made them out of necessity as there was nothing in the shops I desired, I always had a feeling of what i wanted and realised I’d have to make it. People then started to ask where I got them, It just moved on from there, It became my drive and livelihood by default.

Pam Hogg design and inspirations
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I’ve never used a mood board, it’s all in my imagination, I visualise everything and once I start I let it take me wherever it goes. There is no plan, just an energy to explore by using the fabrics I have around me. It’s like a capsule of consciousness that results in a connected collection, the most prominent ideas come to the fore, like a jigsaw when all the pieces come together.  

Vivienne Westwood is an inspiration going way beyond fashion. Seeing her catwalk show early 80s (my first experience) sparked a desire I never even knew was there. I’d hated fashion with a vengeance, the dictation of “what one should wear”, but her joy with clothes, the endless possibilities, the freedom, made me see it in a whole new intoxicating light.

The writer does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article.

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