Liam Hodges AW18: Punk, Comic Con and Mr Blobby

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This season, Liam Hodges sought inspo from the pre-millenium era [Photo: Getty]

It may be London Fashion Week Men’s but why should we stick to the sartorial rule book?

This season, rising name Liam Hodges broke free from the industry’s trend-driven mindset and delivered a collection designed to offer ‘eternal youth’.

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Models stepped out in double-breasted suits adorned with nineties badges and finished with Fila sneaks [Photo: Getty]

We’re talking the pre-millennium era with references to everything from New Wave to gabba rave.

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Liam Hodges’ AW18 line is designed to celebrate ‘eternal youth’ [Photo: Getty]

Nineties television also proved a major influence with models sporting green, gunged locks and Mr Blobby polka dots. Yes, seriously.

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Yep, there was even a Mr Blobby reference [Photo: Getty]

While Comic Con also earned a reference in the show with hand-brushed prints emblazoned on shirts aplenty.

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Comic Con-inspired shirting and gunged hair helped pay sartorial tribute to the nineties [Photo: Getty]

And this childlike spirit continued to shine in the footwear department, as Hodges teamed up with cult nineties brand Fila for a second season running.

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Models stepped out in acid wash double denim [Photo: Getty]

Yet this time, the Disruptor II sneaker-boot was reimagined for the modern era with a rugged outsole.

But Hodges isn’t the first designer to shake up the stern-faced fashion scene this season, as Charles Jeffrey later threw a tantrum on the runway

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