Liam Hodges AW18 - LFWM
Liam Hodges' dystopian youth is one of the hottest moods in London right now, and the avant garde youth want to live it. For this season's collection he pushed the boat out even further with sad face makeup and slimy hairstyles complimenting a tainted sickly sweet references like Mr Blobby, which ironically, most of the youth are too young to remember. Amongst the chaos of styling, makeup and casting that really captured the dreams of his audience (including FF's own Louis Shapero, Jack Dempsea, and Lawrence Freeman), there were pieces that would be perfect to style in a lowkey but eye-catching way for a fitpic.
The stand out pieces from the collection showed off techniques cool kids use to customise their clothes and put their mark on their outfits; hand drawing, spray paint, badges and bleach, elevated by Liam Hodges to in essence show his own personality. Some of the pieces that would be expected to be hits are the knits by Ellie Rousseau which feature ski-whiff stripes and and infamous Mr Blobby spots (or blobs) in beautifully garish colours on a slouchy drop-shoulder silhouette. Declared to be the stand out shoes of London Fashion Week Men's, Liam's second collab with Fila took on this time the Destructor, a genius choice considering their current wave across social media. The colourway was a smart choice of black or white, both with grey and reflective accents to make them pop along with a contrast and speckled sole, finished with tasteful embroidery of the designer's name on the back.
Words and Photos by Iolo Lewis Edwards