Fashion on the dancefloor.
Iconic Glaswegian designer Pam Hogg will be joined by cultural historian Mairi MacKenzie and V&A Dundee curator Kirsty Hassard to delve into the intertwined relationship between fashion and club culture.
Night clubs are epicentres of improvisation – the gathering places of the avant-garde and stages for experimentation with different identities and realities. Fashion plays a major role in this, from Leigh Bowery’s iconic Blitz denim jacket to the likes of Halston or Steven Burrows who created fashion for clubbing’s grand entrances.
Building on this legacy, visionary designer Pam Hogg is a champion of the eccentric and outlandish. Having spent almost four decades creating flamboyant, frantic and fearless clothes for confident women, many of her designs have made their way onto the dancefloor.
Pam Hogg is an icon of British fashion design. A romantic, a renegade and a rockstar whose career has taken her from Glasgow to the catwalks of London Fashion Week, the cover of ID Magazine, the wardrobes of superstars like Kate Moss and Lady Gaga to the walls of the world’s most renowned museums and galleries. One of her iconic body suit designs was added to V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries in 2021.
Mairi MacKenzie is a cultural historian and consultant curator for the Scottish iteration of Night Fever: Designing Club Culture. She is a Research Fellow in Fashion and Textiles at Glasgow School of Art.
Kirsty Hassard is a Curator at V&A Dundee and has worked on a range of exhibitions including Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, and previously Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A South Kensington.
Image: Pam Hogg catsuit designs, photography by Flo Kohl