Wonderland.

LFW: Sophia Webster AW16

Edward Meadham’s back and Sophia Webster’s leading us all to dance with the fairies, gothic dreams were served up for AW16.

Guess Who’s Back

It’s only Edward Meadham. One half of Meadham Kirchhoff, aka one of our favourite brands ever, aka the thing we miss the most in the world. Meadham styled the show and the Corpse Bride turned Princess worthy gowns for the presentation. Think Miss Havisham in her prime and you’re there. It was the stuff pure couture dreams are made of, we can’t think of a more brilliant return for Meadham. Pink baby doll dresses in tulle with butterfly embellishments, all encompassing white bridal gowns with metres and metres of fabric hitched up to reveal the shoes and barely-there witchy black bodices, we can’t choose our favourite. Meadham ‘s styling would have entirely stole the show if Sophia Webster’s own pieces weren’t just as beautiful.

Away With The Fairies

Everything about Webster’s presentation was magical, from the venue to the set design, adorned with butterflies, twigs and dried flowers, to the pieces they encased. Webster took on calf-sprawling, technicolour pansies on strapped sandals, taking the gladiator-esque style into a far superior state. Modern and dark twists and touches stopped the collection from moving into hippy-acid-trip-at-Glastonbury territory. Slogans uplifted the line into a playful mood and sheer panels with metallic trims made heels more party-appropriate.

“Bored To Death”

As ever, Webster’s slogan choices for handbags were on point. “Bored to death”, “wifey for lifey” and “drop dead gorgeous”, we’ll take them all. It was just enough sassy attitude, paired with the queen of the goths looks, to make the collection carefree and fun instead of unattainable, Courtney Love’s new stage outfits perhaps? We can’t think of a better match.

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Thang LV
LFW | Sophia Webster AW16

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