Written and photographed by Adrenus Craton

Pam Hogg - she is a legendary fashion designer. Just over three decades ago she launched her first London collection. This year she delivered again with her Spring / Summer 2014 collection.


Just when I thought, "Wow, this is the most mind blowing, artistic, avant garde show I've ever been to"… out pranced… *gasp* … my Catwalk Ballerina! To my own startlement and surprise I just let it all out - a not so subtle… YESSS!  Oh my god, YESSS! 

She arched her back and swanned her arms into such a pose that I nearly stood up in that moment, clapped my hands with a boisterous 'Bravo!' and walked away satisfied with just 10 photos. 

The skin on my arms tingled as I watched this flower bombed ballerina tippy toe down the catwalk - arms in the air, twirling, bending, swooping to the spot where for sure she would give me (I mean us) the pose that would actually bring a tear to my eye. 

Pam Hogg, she is the designer who has dressed Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Jessie J., Tyra Banks, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss (LoVe her)… and she is an artistic genius. The show was incredible... and far removed from a usual mainstream fashion show. In fact, it was so incredible that I chose right there to end my London Fashion Week journey with this off schedule Vauxhall Fashion Scout catwalk show - on that highest artistical note.

But of course, I must "memoir-thank" one more person - Allen Parker ( Thanks so much for inviting us into the show. I will never again judge a designer's book by its cover.  As the late James Dean said to Hedda Hopper, "You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. You must say, 'Wait. Let me see.'"

Well, I saw…  

…and I loved!  And hope to do it all again next season. *sigh*  Next stop Paris? <3 

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