Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff close London Fashion Week AW14 with another genius show, read about it here.
From the time between the Fashion East show and the Meadham Kirchoff show the Tate’s Turbine Hall was completely transformed from contemporary minimalist utopia to all out extravagance with gold tinsel curtains, giant hearts and a giant mock box of their first perfume for Penhaligon’s ‘Tralala’. Speaking of ‘Tralala’, they also managed to fragrance the entire Turbine Hall with the scent, if all else fails the pair can always be sure to have the best smelling show of the week. But it never does fail.
For AW14, Meadham Kirchoff become much more accessible, not to say it was safe or boring but pretty much every piece that came down the eccentric runway was wearable. The show started with a lilac tweed two piece suit, very Chanel-esque, starting safe the collection wained more towards classic Meadham style as it progressed with layers upon layers of frothy lace and velvet dresses. Styled with 70’s rainbow platform boots, veils and opaque tights to add a Meadham twist to the otherwise wearable collection. Never fear the hyper-girlishness thats oh so Meadham was all still very much present.
“We wanted an ease about it — not stuff on stuff on stuff — you still have the layering and the Linton tweeds and the sugary pastels, all of our handwriting, but we wanted it to be about a sense of security. This is simply about the woman and how it feels to wear our clothes,” said Kirchhoff. “[But] unfortunately I’m not a woman, so I’ll never know!” stated the design duo when talking of the collection.
We’ll have to wait and see if Meadham continue their new found accessibility in to SS15 but meanwhile we’ll be fighting to get our hands on one of those metallic python jackets.