Dear Shaded Viewers,
Pam Hogg’s Fall/Winter 23/24 collection, “They Burn Witches Don’t They,” was a fitting tribute to her dear friend Vivienne Westwood, who passed away last December. Half of the 30 pieces in the collection were handmade by Hogg herself in her Hackney studio, showcasing her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft.
Hogg’s childhood in Scotland’s Spiritualist church and the teasing she endured for being called a witch inspired her to embrace the label and turn it into a badge of honor. The resulting eternal catsuits have become iconic pieces worn by some of the biggest names in music and fashion.
The Pam Hogg show is an experience in itself, akin to attending a rock concert. The Fall/Winter 23/24 collection was no exception, with a strong focus on the witch theme. The use of capes, hoods, and of course, the jumpsuits, were all nods to Hogg’s identity as a witch. The dominant color was gold, adding a regal touch to the collection.
In a season where catsuits and sex are everywhere, Hogg’s geometric color blocking stands out as a refreshing departure from the norm. The sharp lines and bold color combinations create a striking visual impact that cannot be ignored. Hogg’s use of color in this collection was particularly impressive, with each piece carefully crafted to stand out on its own while still fitting seamlessly into the collection as a whole.
Overall, Pam Hogg’s Fall/Winter 23/24 collection was a beautiful tribute to her friend Vivienne Westwood and a celebration of Hogg’s own unique style. The witch theme was executed flawlessly, and the use of gold and geometric color blocking ensured that each piece was as stunning as the last. Pam Hogg has once again proven that she is a designer who refuses to follow the pack and is a true original in the fashion world.