Thursday, 12 July 2018

Cyrano de Bergerac: Introducing Dr Pam Hogg

Get to know the talented creative team behind our co-production of Edwin Morgan's translation of Cyrano de Bergerac! Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing some of the gang.

First up is our Costume Designer – the iconic Scottish fashion designer, rock star and artist Dr Pam Hogg. Read on to find out why Pam is one of our favourite Glasgow Girls!

Pam receiving her Honorary Doctorate at GSA Graduation  

Pam grew up in the city and studied Fine Art and Printed Textiles at the beloved Glasgow School of Art. She was the first ever person to hold a fashion design exhibition at city landmark Kelvingrove Art Gallery. As a local lass she should have no problem understanding Edwin Morgan's Glaswegian Scots verse. 

Since launching her debut fashion collection in 1981, Pam’s bold and rebellious designs have been worn by many high-profile stars including Siouxsie Sioux, Björk, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. 


Singer Paloma Faith in a Pam Hogg War Child t-shirt (Image via Instagram)

Fashion isn’t her only passion and Pam revealed in a Guardian interview that music is her ‘first love’. As a musician she has supported The Pogues, Blondie and The Raincoats.

In 2016 she got to combine her love of music and design when she was invited to create The Brit Award statuettes. Previous designers of the award include Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Phillip Treacy and Tracy Emin. Pam, however, was the first to develop bespoke trophies for each of the winners.

The Brit Award trophies 
Her own award cabinet is full to the brim. After leaving art school she won the Newbury Medal of Distinction, the Frank Warner Memorial Medal, the Leverhulme Scholarship and the Royal Society of Arts Bursary. In 2013 Pam also received the Creative Excellence Award from The Scottish Fashion Council.

Described by Terry Wogan as "one of the most original, inventive, creative designers in Britain", we absolutely agree and are really looking forward to having her designs as part of Cyrano de Bergerac.

If you can’t wait until September to see some of Pam’s work, she has a solo exhibition opening in Liverpool this weekend: Dr Hogg’s Divine Disorder, an exhibition of art, fashion and photography.
                                   
Cyrano de Bergerac is a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. It runs at Tramway 1 – 22 Sep, The Lyceum 12 Oct – 3 Nov and Eden Court 7 – 10 Nov. 


Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Hogg
http://meetthedesigner.co.uk/2011/11/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-fierce-pam-hogg/ 
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj1cFptAXkL/?tagged=pamhogg 

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