It is the penultimate hour before London Collections: Men fashion week comes to an end. Liam Hodges’ show has a 3pm start. This is Hodges’ sixth and special season because he is outing his first solo catwalk show.
The modified hatch backs, flat to the mat, Japanese import, the greasy apprentice mechanic and the lads doing it for the love of it. The guys who flat out refuse to buy a flashy new motor but instead channel enough love on the hatch back that they turn into something fast and beautiful according to their gospel. Those are just some of the references used to refer to British Petrol Heads.
This seasons’ palette is yellow (the shade used for licence plates) black and white seasoned with wine coloured red and royal blue. Personalised number plates are sprawled across the sweaters with road marking standing out as reference points. G -force shredded licence plate jacquard printed and also Hodges uses a bag of dirty spanners as a jacquard print.
This winter’s collection, layering is the biggest pint of the collection which can be seen on the modified tracksuits overalls. The evolution within this collection is the way in which Hodges uses patchwork again but this time he modifies the overalls by patch working with garments instead of onto them. Hodges uses the classic tracksuits and remixes them the “bias cut” overalls - this particular design reflects the grease monkey apprentice.