Relaxed sportswear at Liam Hodges
By Volker Ketteniss

A youthful-feeling mix of outdoors functionality and subversive graphic messages underpinned another standout collection from Hodges, this time shifting emphasis from Boy Scout uniforms …

Jan 09, 2015
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A youthful-feeling mix of outdoors functionality and subversive graphic messages underpinned another standout collection from Hodges, this time shifting emphasis from Boy Scout uniforms to casual everyday sportswear. Instead of death metal-loving teens he looked to young market traders for inspiration this season, driving the laidback, wrapped-up all-weather looks peppered with trademark stallholder accessories like flat caps, fingerless gloves and money pouches. Familiar core items form the backbone of the collection, styled in an accessible way but featuring subtle updates in terms of silhouette or construction – commando sweaters rethought wider with dropped shoulders, knee-length overcoats with reverse seams and basic jersey tracksuits elevated using contrast technical fabric sleeves and pouch pockets. Even the placement prints were market knock-offs. – Ben Perdue

Theme: Relaxed sportswear

Key items: Technical parka / Deconstructed overcoat / Patched over-shirt / Boxy commando sweater / Hybrid pocket sweatshirt / Contrast pocket joggers / Multi-pocket combat joggers / Patchwork tracksuit / Premium sweatshirt

Colour: Black / Indigo / Cadet blue / Light grey / Cream / Tangerine

Print & pattern: Newspaper print / Grocery labels / Lattice screenprint

Materials & knits: Lambswool / Loopback jersey / Terry / Denim / Wool crepe / Heavy cotton twill

Footwear: Canvas boots

Accessories: Flat caps / Football scarves / Money pouches / Shoulder bags

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