Liam Hodges is growing up and recognizing the need for a wardrobe that can stretch from street to office. While his take on everyday work attire may not be to everyone’s taste, it’s clear he’s making an effort to add smarter pieces in his offer.
He’s also graduated from tracksuits to a broader offer that includes outerwear and basics such as drawstring shorts and jeans, button-front shirts and sweaters with oversized sleeves. Especially nice was a bomber jacket in a punchy camouflage print of happy yellow hues. He paired that with board shorts.
“Today’s youth wants to be cute like a teddy bear, but there’s so much dark stuff in the world,” said Hodges after the show, where his trademark bear motif was still present, albeit caught in a horrified Edvard Munch-like “The Scream” facial expression.
Hodge’s longtime fans will find plenty to love in this offering, but a more polished outing, as well as a palette of punchy orange, yellow and olive-green, is likely to endear him to a newer, and perhaps more sophisticated, audience.
See More From the London 2018 Men’s Spring Collections:
Stella McCartney Screens Men’s Wear Short Film at 16th-century Pub: Steven Tyler, Steve Coogan and others were among the guests at the Tudor-era watering hole.
Charles Jeffrey Men’s Spring 2018: A riotous cast of characters, unified in their theatricality and Jeffrey’s joyous treatment of his theme: debauchery.
Cottweiler feat. Reebok Men’s Spring 2018: Dainty and Cottrell looked to the optimism and escapism of off-grid desert communities for spring.
What We Wear Men’s Spring 2018: Tinie Tempah fused the brand’s minimalist aesthetic with a sportier one for spring.
Wales Bonner Men’s Spring 2018: This focused yet subdued collection saw Grace Wales Bonner musing on a “blue mood.”
Christopher Raeburn Men’s Spring 2018: There was a lightness and transparency to Christopher Raeburn’s signature practical silhouettes.