17 April 2009

Pam Hogg’s popped up again!

Once a punk, always a punk? Well we know this not to be true – just look what happened to former Sex Pistol John Lydon, who is now appearing in adverts for butter. But fashion punkette and musician Pam Hogg, who graduated way back in 1981 and found cult status through the '80s and '90s for her graphic body-con dresses and catsuits, is still flying against convention. Her punked-up Marilyn Monroe hair and make-up and, come to that, her undernourished figure, remain as they always were. And so it seems have her clothes – in a good way! In fact, it is because stylists from Dazed & Confused and i-D were still demanding her original '80s and '90s gear that she pulled out her sewing machine and did a guerrilla show at the last London Fashion Week, starring ‘It' Brit models such as Daisy Lowe and Alice Dellal.

Now Pam is opening a pop-up shop for the month of May just three doors away from her original iconic shop in Newburgh Street, which was a cult fashion destination in the late '80s. Pam tells us she is ‘thrilled at the opportunity' to open a pop-up shop. ‘It's like old times,' she told me yesterday. ‘The Carnaby Association had an empty shop, and wanted to put me in. I've had my sewing machine out and am making a selection of one-off and totally exclusive cat and kitten suits for the store.' You mean, by yourself? ‘Uh-huh,' says the Scot in her husky burr. ‘I've always been very hands-on. But I am also doing more affordable products. I'm putting some of my iconic prints and graphics onto T-shirts, dresses and badges, even mugs and crockery.' Selling out? Nah. Pam Hogg might be doing crockery but she is also selling the latest CD (signed, of course) from her punk band Hoggdoll. And you can't get punkier than that. For further info see http://www.pamhogg.com/

Melanie Rickey


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