Liam Hodges creates a dystopian Las Vegas wardrobe for SS19

Slick trash.

[“][E]veryone is worried about the future,” Liam Hodges says. “No one I know wants to be ordinary. We’re always keeping against this hyperreal version of ourselves.” And so the designer looks to Las Vegas for SS19: the land of downtown glitter, gambling and gargantuan neon signs. And, of course, fear and loathing…

Hodges was inspired by sin city – which sits on the edge of the desert and the edge of reality – upon reading Donna Tarrt’s novel The Goldfinch and Robert Venturi’s seminal post-modernist manifesto Learning from Las Vegas. Drawn from modern male subcultures, Liam translates how this “hyper-real and surface texture” of the strip is reflected today for Generation Hashtag who feel that extra-everything is their right.

The Liam Hodges look, Vegas-style? Think easy-wear slick trash ensembles: leopard print cardigans, flame-printed cowboy shirts, plaid all-day PJs and sun-bleached tracksuits. Elsewhere, the designer’s nod to 90s youth was prevalent, from a new collaboration with FILA and riffs on skatewear to “Crapped Out” emblazoned sweaters…

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