Liam Hodges brought workwear into his SS17 collection, but they aren’t clothes to work in, but clothes that just… work.
To end the last day of LCM, Liam Hodges stunned us with his raw, deconstructive collection full of patchwork, baggy shorts and asymmetric jumpers. Made in collaboration with American workwear label, Dickies (a long established brand appropriated by the likes of men who have never touched a drill in their lives), he took inspiration from sandy-brown boiler suits and military-green joggers with cuffed ankles. The line up stomped down the runway in industrial boots to music playing “It’s like Liam only made the workwear cos he had to work bare”. Quality control patchwork in red, white and black was used heavily throughout saying “REFINING CONTENT CALIBRATION IN PROGRESS” on the clothes and the socks too, giving off an factory feel.
Your Laces are Untied
Liam Hodges had a go at fringing, but in his own way. Shoelaces streamed out of the short-sleeved shirts and tickled the models arms as the swished with movement. Resourcefully, Hodges used the laces as belt ties and ankle cuffs. To add to the feel of construction (or deconstruction rather) frayed edges and raw visible seams were adorned on shorts, caps, pockets and jersey jumpers. Speaking of laces, for SS17 Hodges collaborated with Timberland on the footwear for this collection, resulting in trademark Timberland boots in both bold black and coral red.
Are You OK, Liam?
“I’M OK” he responds via the fronts and backs of x-ray pictured clad. Liam Hodges, has some of the most famous set of gnashers within the fashion design world and why not share your imperfections with the world – there’s nothing to be ashamed of that happy happy smile, Liam! He had his teeth x-rayed and put the image on his designs. We love how Hodges added in these playful finishes for good measure. So, to conclude Liam is more than ok, and his collection is too.
Photographer: Cleo Glover
Words: Lizzie Griffin