Liam Hodges

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Liam Hodges con­sid­ered themes of iden­tity, in­ter­di­men­sional liv­ing, tesser­acts (not the weird blue cube from the “Avengers” movie fran­chise, but a four-di­men­sional hy­per­cube), out­dated au­then­tic­ity, hu­man mu­ta­tion, and pon­dered the te­dium of know­ing what to wear, where to go and what to lis­ten to in or­der to have the per­fect life. Heavy, right?

“Hack­ers,” the 1995 film star­ring Angelina Jolie, was Hodges’ cine­matic ref­er­ence, which ac­counted for the many Nineties ref­er­ences and sub­tle style cues. The T-shirt that said, “The Mar­tians Are Com­ing To Save The World” was a di­rect lift from the one worn by Jesse Brad­ford as Joey in the movie, while bleached or tie-dyed looks, and striped tees and knits also echoed the decade.

Fu­tur­is­tic, sci-fi touches came via a wet-look shell suit and metal­lic glints in the PVC pip­ing that ran around the pan­els of suit­ing and the pan­els of patch­worked track­suits, which were mod­eled on the planes of a tesser­act.

A col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Hodges and El­lesse made its de­but, with snazzy train­ers worn through­out and a se­ries of looks in­spired by El­lesse’s ski­wear, fea­tur­ing a macro view of salt crys­tals.

Hodges’ suit­ing, a re­cent ad­di­tion to his lineup, was well cut if oc­ca­sion­ally seem­ing a bit over­worked with the shiny pip­ing de­mar­cat­ing pan­els and seams, but looks like the rugby knit of con­trast­ing stripes that was worn with great jeans, bleached and overdyed with muted orange and green, added a play­ful, op­ti­mistic el­e­ment. —

Liam Hodges

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