A slither of inspiration for all aspiring.
Johanna O’Hagan is an example of what can be achieved if you want it badly enough. Sheffield-born, the designer left school at fourteen with no qualifications, perhaps destined to become another statistic of broken Britain. But fast-forward fifteen years- via The London College of Fashion, the mere roots of the designs that are now seen on celebrities, aka Lady Gaga.
However, anyone is yet to be spied, adorned in a pair of ceramic knickers and matching bra set. Not the most commercial enterprise to revel in. But it proves a point; her work is not throwaway fashion, it is statement yelling, beauty reeking, and evocative.
The notions behind her designs are unique, with a fixation with transformation, progression and realization, her collections spells out a personal experience.
The ceramic pieces are key to this idea, with fragility, they emphasise the need for care.
Naomi Campbell in Alaia shoes, alongside a Topshop Lace skirt, peplum by Matthew Harding and a custom-crafted cermaic brassiere from Johanna O’Hagan.