Give a man a gun and he’ll rob a bank, give a man a bank and he’ll rob the world.
After the Ashley Isham show, I went into to the Fashion Scout Designer Showrooms. They had the collections of some really great emerging designer’s which I will share with you very soon! It was quite fun because they had a Body Shop and Make-Up area and it was a nice place to come after a very busy show and it was great to see some more fashion in the time that I had off in between shows.
The queue for the next show was insane! I didn’t have a VIP ticket so I had to wait in the long queue on the right. Luckily as I had already been to the previous show I was quite close to the front. Behind me there were about 100 people! I hadn’t realised but the VIP queue was also really long. The show was supposed to start at 7.30pm but 7.30 came and went and the queue was not moving. Stars from Made in Chelsea, Rock Singers and other celebs were turning up and the paparazzi were flashing away outside the main entrance. The wait was long but it was fun because I was looking forward to the show and I made two lovely friends, one called Esohe who is an incredible stylist (www.stylierge.com) and the other called Georgina who is a designer and a fewllow fashion blogger (www.georginahart.co.uk) So actually I say thank you to the Pam Hogg queue 🙂
It was dark when the Marshall came out to tell us that they had just finished with the VIP queue and that the venue was already almost at full capacity. Quite a few people decided to leave but as we were close to the front we decided to stay on. Our queue started moving but there were lots of people in front of us and according to the Marshall we probably wouldn’t get in, but for some reason a section of the queue in front of us got separated off to the left and then a whole group of people who were in front of us held back and waited to our right. Georgina and I got caught in the flow of people moving forward. The man at the door counted the people in as the venue was now almost full capacity. 1,2, 3,5,6,12,13 (Georgina), 14 (me) and then he closed the barrier! He had counted me in but he had placed the barrier in front of me, which meant that I wasn’t allowed to go in. Georgina turned around and pleaded with him, telling him the truth that he had in fact counted me. He paused and then opened the barrier, letting me through, and then closed it behind me. I was the 400th person to get in a venue with a 400 full capacity. How lucky was I?! I was super happy and couldn’t have been more excited!
The crowd at this show was very different to the previous one. They were very alternative, very cool, very London. The room buzzed with the madness of rock and punk. I saw some incredible hair styles, huge back combs, shaved afros in the shape of a baobab trees and what looked like a real hairdo in the style of a Coco Chanel Wig.
The lights went down and the music started! The first looks to come out onto the Catwalk were bold, fresh and very colourful. Everything about Pam Hogg’s designs screamed the rebelliousness of London Fashion. Entitled Lawless, the pieces merged the wild west with punk rock elements. I loved the fringed colourful spandex leotards, the pearly Kings and Queens, the leather and velvet and use of studs. High tasselled boots and leather chaps were perfect for the 21st century cowboy.
The pieces were an the incredible duster coats, the big skirts and coordinated suits each with contrasting metallic leather lapels embellished with an H motif. My favourite was the bright orange outfit at the end of the show and I just loved the studded berets. The atmosphere was fantastic, people cheered each look, the models were fierce and crowds clapped when the music changed. An incredible experience and a joy to watch!
I hope you like the photos (some are curtsey of Pam Hogg) and my video! Let me know what you think 🙂