London Fashion Week Day Five - Meadham Kirchhoff A/W 11
My final show for London Fashion Week comes from one of my favourite designers; Meadham Kirchhoff. I say a show but one could have construed it for a piece of theatre. Instead of arriving to a usual runway we arrived to the Old Billingsgate Market Space decorated by chicken wire fences smothered in bunches of flowers. Expecting models to sashay out one-by-one we were surprised to have all models flash mob towards us to form a rectangle grid, shortly before making a short walk around the space. The soundtrack here was Hitchcock’s Psycho theme tune and at this point I am freaked. Yes I found that film scary, and yes I went to the set at Universal Studios and cried as the Psycho “actor” stalked towards our tour car in LA.
There was something deviant and sinister about this collection, models replicated catholic school girls - dressed in ruffled blouses, pinafores, patterned tights or long wool knitted socks, equipped with chunky gold crucifixes around their necks. My favourite piece was a black fitted lace dress. Layering was key, hair was combed into curled bunches and ray bans gave a little something extra.
Before we knew it the show was over and we were showing our appreciation for the dramatic piece to Ben and Edward with a show of hands.