A Minute With Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg is an icon impossible to define. Inimitable in her courageous vision that erupted from the UK’s post-punk scene, Hogg has maintained a trajectory that’s elevated her into the echelons of both fashion and musical icons. She’s known chiefly as a clothing designer with a body of work that is precise in its artistry, yet anarchic in its pedigree. Her designs have graced the likes of Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Harry, and continue to be prized by Kylie Minogue and Rihanna, among others.

Pam Hogg  passion for music has made her an influential artist as well, collaborating and keeping company with Jarvis Cocker, Shane McGowan and Bobby Gillespie. Her musical oeuvre is as daringly manifold as her award-winning fashion designs, earning Pam the distinction of a true master proficient (and prominent) in a variety of art forms.

During a break in her recent DJ set at The Roxy Hotel, we sat down with Pam to ask a few questions:

Your craft has always artfully combined music and fashion. Would you say there’s an intrinsic link between fashion and music?

Pam Hogg: Not everyone does, but for me they go hand in hand. I select the music for all of my shows as its integral to create a mood and pace that reflects the energy of my collection.

You’ve got quite a colorful past when it comes to music. How would you best describe your current musical repertoire around your upcoming set at the Roxy?

I still feel connected to post-punk from the ‘80s – its what I mainly play, but I’ll mix it with all different styles depending on the mood of my set at any given time.

Can you share with us some of your favorite New York musicians?

I love A Place To Bury Strangers. I’ve used a couple of their tracks in my shows. Most of my favorite bands in the ‘70s came from New York: Suicide, The Ramones, Velvet Underground, and The Dolls.

What are some of your favorite places to go in downtown New York at the moment?

Well The Roxy of course! They’ve made us feel so very welcome. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in New York – I need to get out there and explore.

For those of you also exploring downtown, don’t miss our Neighborhood Guide – a directory of our favorite local restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and more.

To learn more about Pam, visit pamhogg.com.