Menswear designer Liam Hodges is branching into nightlife, taking over the club night Mantra at Brixton club Phonox this Saturday 12 October. The night, co-presented by Highsnobiety, will see Hodges merge his streetwear credentials with global hip-hop culture. Given that Hodges has already demonstrated his selector credentials in creating a Fashion Mix for us at SHOWstudio, this guest residency seems like a natural fit in expanding and lifting up London’s diverse music scene using the framework of Liam Hodges the brand.
Hodges' foray into nightlife will see a night of live performances and DJs including resident DJ Tommy Gold joined by experimental Glaswegian rapper Chlobocop, Emerald, 111ustrious1 and the inclusion of a rumoured Skepta collaborator.
As part of the night Hodges is releasing a limited edition t-shirt (priced at £55) this Friday at 11am via liamhodges.co.uk printed with Mantra lettering and a graphic of Phantasio. The tee was inspired by magicians and performers of the 70s and plays on the club night’s namesake Mantra with “REPEAT AFTER ME” slogan.
Mantra is a new weekly club night at Brixton venue Phonox that features resident DJs on rotation including Skinny Macho, Bossy LDN, Tommy Gold and P-Rallel. Other fashion based collaborations the night will take part with include evenings curated by Footpatrol, Patta and Edjer.