“Fashion tries to impose rules, offers eternal youth then dictates that you should suit-up, boot-up and grow up. What a drag.”
That was the message underlining Liam Hodges first London Fashion Week Men’s catwalk with Exposure. Taking inspiration from references as diverse as Talking Heads and Mr. Blobby, not to mention a collaboration with sportswear icon FILA, the atmosphere was more akin to that of a house party than a luxury fashion show. Widely touted in the press as one of a new generation of disruptive, irreverent designers emerging on the London menswear scene, Liam Hodges’ influence boils down to one thing – ‘I was just trying to have fun again’.