Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg is a fashion designer by profession and lives in the United Kingdom. After studying Printed Textiles and Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art, she experienced an impressive rise to popularity as well as received Newbury Distinction Medal, the Leverhulme Scholarship, the Royal Society of Arts Bursary, and the Frank Warner Memorial Medal. Following this, she studied at London’s Royal College of Art and attained a masters degree in art.

In 1981, she launched her debut fashion collection and was among the new designers who  surfaced in the 80s in London. Her works were sold at Hyper Hyper at first and then from her shop in Newburgh Street. The mid 1980s were already fueled with The Blitz and Punk freedom, when Pam penetrated the elite market of conventional fashion with her wild variety of outrageous designs and established an eminent position in the world of fashion trends. At the time, Pam’s collections were named inventively, such as  Warrior Queen, Psychedelic Jungle, Wild Wild Women of the West, And God Created Woman, and Best Dressed Chicken in Town.

Hogg’s solo show in 1990 at Kelvingrove Art Galleries in the Glasgow Museum received great acclaim and highest attendance of viewers. A year later, she was introduced as among the most creative and original Britain designers reaching the Cult Status, by Terry Wogan on his television show. After appearing on stage with the band, Pig Face and Debbie Harry – Pam’s band, Doll opened show for The Raincoats and Blondie.

From 1999 to 2001, her love for designing clothes stemmed into two runway collections and Accelerator, her debut fashion film starring Patti Palladin, Bobby Gillespie and Anita Pallenberg. Moreover, she secured a cameo role from Primal Scream, David Soul and Daryl Hannah in 2002, and as a result discovered a hidden talent in directing and script writing. A year later, she collaborated with Jason Buckle to form a band, called Hoggdoll. For this, Pam wrote plus recorded six tracks and formed underground fan following.

Returning back to her fashion design career, she designed costumes for Ice Queen of Punks for the Dreamshow tour in 2004. The designs were inspired by a Siouxsie Sioux. After two years, Xavier Arakistain (Spain curator) invited Pam Hogg to display her work at Switch on the Power, an art retrospective. Other artists participated including Leigh Bowery, Kraftwerk, Warhol and Yoko Ono. This opportunity allowed her to go back to directing and producing videos and promos incorporating her apparel designs. Her work like Eletricman, and Opal Eyes were a hit on Myspace and You Tube. Due to this major magazines, such as ID and Vogue became interested in Hogg’s work.

Pam’s collections are worn by celebrities including Kelly Rowland, Alice Dellal, Daisy lowe, Lily Allen, Rihanna, Jamie Winstone, Claudia Schiffer, Alison Mosshart, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Peaches Geldof among others.

Pam’s personal style has always been inspired by musicians and bands such as Small Faces, Brian Jones and Keith Richards. The fashion industry has always been somewhat an alien to Pam, since what she produces is far from what most designers make. Although she is an inspiration to many, but she needs someone to support her collections financially. She credits her father for her gifts of being bold, open-minded and unafraid. This gave her freedom to express herself.