Earlier this month Pam Hogg attended the incredible Scotland Redesigned event located in the beautiful city of Glasgow. This year’s theme was titled ‘makers’, focusing on celebrating industry experts along with creativity and luxury within the largest Scottish city.
Pam Hogg opened day three of the student and graduate symposium with her discussion titled ‘From Paisley to Pam’. Alongside Hilary Alexander OBE, Creative and Managing Director of Fashion Scout Martyn Roberts and Alistair O’Neill, Pam offered first hand advice on how she paved her own career by breaking norms and pushing boundaries within our ever-changing society. Starting out in the early 1980s, Pam had an infinite amount of knowledge to share with the enthusiastic students and graduates that sat eagerly in the audience listening to and networking with a room of fashion-elites.
The now legendary Scottish born fashion designer, started her days studying Fine Art and Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art. Whilst studying in Glasgow her undeniable talent led to winning multiple awards including the Newbury Medal of Distinction, the Frank Warner Memorial Medal, the Leverhulme Scholarship and the Royal Society of Arts Bursary. This consequentially led to further study at the Royal College in London where she received a Master of Arts degree. Since then Pam has become well known for her innovative creativity that often harbours political undertones which have been crafted impeccably over the years. Due to Pam’s success and admiration her collections are now worn and requested by the likes of Kate Moss, Rihanna and Beyonce.
Pam’s Scottish heritage is clear and strong, in 2009 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scottish Fashion Council and was also awarded by them again in 2013 for Creative Excellence, along with being awarded a Great Scot Award.
Pam is a continuous inspiration to generations of students and designers, not just from Scotland, but all over the world.
Words by Emma Mitchell