It has been a privilege to support the launch of the Pam Hogg exhibition and pop-up shop in Glasgow as part of the ‘Fashion Culture’ strand of the Merchant City Festival. Fashion legend Pam is also a well-known artist, musician, activist and supporter of human rights around the world. She studied Fine Art and Printed Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, one of the producers of the current show.
The launch party was held on 25th July at Virginia Court, 56 Miller Street and a range of t-shirts and other memorabilia will be available both on site and on line. Some of these will be being exhibited for the first time. A percentage from all sales will be donated to Amnesty International.
The show will reflect on the importance of fashion in the broadest sense. Pam’s work often makes a strong political statement, as her support for the gaoled Russian punk band Pussy Riot attests, but also “acknowledges the pleasure that people take in dressing up and going out, as well as the strong cultural ties that exist between fashion, music and art…”
The show runs until August 3rd and will feature images of some of her high-profile supporters.
Photography is by Rankin.