Hogan McLaughlin

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            Kelly Cutrone’s People’s Revolution produced a single group show with three designers, of which, Hogan McLaughlin, was one. McLauglin’s AW18 presentation is cool, classic, unusual, stirring and sexy.

         As with many designers in this season, the fabrics are rich, textual and classically rich in simplicity and color, but McLaughlin has beautiful draping, cutting and tailoring. The shapes on a woman’s body are simple and demur in approach while stunning in bold sexiness in retreat.

   While other designers reveal with lace and tulle transparencies, McLaughlin reveals with surprising cuts and daring shapes.

   Hogan McLaughlin began as a dancer at the Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago and his understanding of how the body moves, is apparent. His interest in architectural structure, and historical costuming is a repeated motif throughout the collection.

– Phillip Wong –