Breakthrough designer on the street LIAM HODGES fuses streetwear into ready to wear with his latest collection. Hudges took London Collections Men to present his Autumn Winter 2017 menswear collection.
The incubation of Dystopia Lives saw Liam come together with Aponysus for a process Liam calls “the benefits of looking at where things are at but through different lenses”. The point to connect to the now and create bars of poetry that can be used to emphasise the collection’s intent. Style is always an attempt to find yourself and your people. Today the only maps that seem to make sense of our present reality come from dystopian fiction, illuminatingly the genre is rich with strong aesthetics. Dystopia Lives is also a play on the Kuato Lives graffiti seen in Total Recall, and written in defiance of the Martian governor and in honour of Kuato, the psychic alien rebel hero in hiding. Thus Dystopia Lives can be read as signal of mutual understanding that darkness can be beat. The overwhelmingly streetcast show makes clear these are clothes designed for wearing by individuals not clones. Also taken from Total Recall is a print inspired by the film’s greatest icon, Mary the triple breasted sex worker. The print also works as 21st century reimagining of Seditionaries’ Tits tee. Further photo prints are drawn from photos taken by Liam in China, the state set to define our future in this Chinese century. – from Liam Hodges
Discover more of the DYSTOPIA LIVES titled collection by designer Liam Hodges after the jump:
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All Images Courtesy of Liam Hodges