Very Blobby Palette
If SS18’s colour vibe was considered a miserable affair – boasting washed out shades of khaki green and worn in greys, it wouldn’t be completely off – for AW18 the Kent designer changed course in favour of kid’s TV (read: playful depictions of pastels). Referencing the likes of Mr Blobby, most notably in a knit that showcased the exact same pink and yellow spot situation, here tartans came in lemon and wigs in Get Your Own Back green. In further recognition of Noel Edmonds’ bestie, smiley’s were reimagined in his image (but of course).
Rarely front and centre, Hodges’ fondness for an oversized silhouette hasn’t exactly gone unnoticed, and this season it was down to Liam’s accessories game to reign it all in. Simple leather belts did their thing, but it was a short series of brace led looks that really stole the collective Wonderland heart, tapping into several instances of youth. Like when we were forced to wear them as kids, and then when we rediscovered them during early Nu Rave and did as the designer did, covering them in the best of our badge collection.
Sprayed On Spirit
From the Blobby smiley’s embraced by stonewash denim pieces to the black crosses that marked models’ eyes, the prominent Liam Hodges print for AW18 comes from a can, or at least has the appearance of something so radical. A bit DIY and plenty on point, the hero look here repped flowers in a visual about as far from the traditional floral as is possible – think upside down smiles, neon petals and a nod to bored weekend afternoons.