The rumour mill continues, could Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s Meadham Kirchhoff be no more?
Having made an announcement that they will not show their AW15 collection at London Fashion Week this coming February, the future of design duo Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s influential brand Meadham Kirchhoff is somewhat uncertain. “The way the industry works, you’re driven to do all these grandiose shows, all these things that are incredibly expensive and then one day, the sponsorship runs out. You’re on your own,” Kirchhoff told Style.com.
Despite much previous support of the duo from the British fashion industry, Meadham Kirchhoff expressed their uncertainty on keeping up with such a fast paced industry – a feat faces by many a designer. Having served a mash up of anarchy with their SS15 ‘Reject Everything’ collection in which robotic bodysuits, acid hued outerwear, vest tops proclaiming ‘Batty Boy’, pastel graffitied tops, torn and spliced skirts, underwear as overwear, body armour style plastic, flesh exposing mesh and bold pink boots stomp down the runway to the sounds of Manson and The Slits – to say we are disappointed by this news is an understatement. SS15 was more than just a fashion show, it was a multi-faceted message to society, a protest against an increasingly homophobic world – it was typically London, the duos trademark move.
Will they show a SS15 collection just not at London Fashion Week, or could this be the end of our love affair with Meadham Kirchhoff? Time will tell,
Photography: Sharna Osborne.