Young designers, emerging labels drop like flies. Over the past year, fashion has had to mourn the loss of Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll—a triumvirate of talented men. It’s highly problematic. Besides being afflicted with preset industry notions, there’s thankfully a sense of fearlessness with young designers. Take Liam for example; you could compare him to a petrol-head because he is unashamedly proud of his craft. He’s creating things that people want to wear—his customer base is the north London skateboarder, the east London hipster, or even the lad that works expeditiously on making his older, used sports-car look the best it can be.
Printed on boiler suits, baggy trousers, bomber jackets was wrenches, spanners, oil stains—essentially the apparatus for a budding mechanic. Neon yellow was splashed across a pair of black trousers in an interesting turn of events. Yellow punctuated the latter half of the collection—in abstract prints, which upon close inspection revealed themselves to be number plates.
Though he didn’t veer to far into race car driving territory, two looks featured balaclavas attached to sweaters. After all, race car driving increases the speed, and the pace at which Liam Hodges is progressing his label is just perfect.
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