Biography of Pam Hogg
Pam Hogg was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of Glasgow on 22nd June 2016.
Pam Hogg studied Fine Art and Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art where she was awarded the Newbury Medal of Distinction. In this time she also won the Frank Warner Memorial Medal, a Leverhulme scholarship and a Royal Society of Arts bursary. This led to her studying at the Royal College in London from which she received an MA. She stayed in London following her graduation and sold her designs from the famous Hyper Hyper boutique. In 1985 she had her first catwalk show and, now working from her own shop in Soho, she dressed the likes of Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, Bjork and Kylie Minogue.
In 1992 she started a band ‘Doll’, opening for Blondie the next year. She returned to fashion in the late 1990s and produced collections as well as a film. In 2006 she was part of an art exhibition, ‘Switch on the Power’, exhibiting alongside Yoko Ono and Kraftwerk. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scottish Fashion Council in 2009 and was awarded by them again in 2013 for Creative Excellence. She has also been awarded a Great Scott award. 2014 saw her align with Amnesty International and create a collection based on the band Pussy Riot and decrying Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. In 2016 she designed the Brit Awards statuettes, creating individual ones for each winner.