Now in his third season, designer Simon Holloway is well on his way to establishing Hogan as more than just an accessories brand. While picking up tailoring details from the men’s collection, he infused the women’s lineup with some girly touches — especially when it came to outerwear. “I like the tension of feminine versus masculine,” Holloway said.
To that end, the designer showed lace-trimmed satin slipdresses and shorts — an inspiration taken from Madonna’s preferred workout attire — and paired them with shearling duffles, camel-hair blazers and a gray flannel top coat that was lined with mesh in keeping with the brand’s sporty vibe. Another reference point was the controversial fetish-driven artwork of Allen Jones. Holloway layered leather harnesses over a tunic sweater or worked them into the bodice of a shift dress, as well as showing thigh-high, lace-up, crepe wedge boots.
Rounding out the collection were crepe peasant dresses that, according to Holloway, “are a bit Ossie Clark at their root,” but constructed in a stunning red, yellow and blue dip-dye pattern that was taken from a custom sketch by friend and artist Julie Verhoeven and accented with studded-leather details.