Meadham Kirchhoff SS12
Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchoff are the absolute masters of madness. For Spring/Summer 2012, the designer duo reached new heights of brand-synonymous wonderment. Unlike the tongue-in-chic vintage-bound pieces of their last few seasons, this was a super literal candy-coated extravaganza.

Underneath balloon-coated archways, a school of Courtney Love manqués danced out and routinely applied their rouge. Following them were the ‘real’ models dressed in almost the antithesis of their Spring/Summer 2011 collection; a collection which pushed and brilliantly overdid the ideas of female gender expectation. This season, it was a full embrace of “the women on the cake” (at one point, after another gaggle of schoolgirl ballerinas appeared, there was actually a Busby Berkeley-style arrangement of models on a gargantuan cake). We’re talking starlets, models, showgirls, beauty pageant queens, and princesses. Meadham said he wanted to take them off the cake, and put a real girl – non defined by but indulgent in feminine frippery – up there.

Every look was styled theatrically, yet each garment was individually wearable; checked-out button downs, hot pants, broderie anglaise, sculptured dresses, vintage cartoon appliques, baby-doll mixed with elaborate vintage shapes, and pastel-fluffed marabou coats. A dream come true for anyone who has ever liked the colour pink. There were many eyes that couldn’t stay dry. View Post

Here are some exclusive photos from backstage at Meadham Kirchhoff‘s Spring/Summer 2011 show at London Fashion Week. With layers upon layers of handmade excellence, intense make-up, and an intricately mapped runway, I would say this was definitely a Top Three show. It just blew me away.

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Meadham Kirchoff LFW Runway
Meadham Kirchhoff was definitely one of the high points of London Fashion Week. With a runway decorated in giant-sized lollipops, girls in Corpse Bride-makeup floated down the runway to “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy“. There was layer upon layer of floral, candy-coloured art – all with a gothic and otherworldly twist. Frills and lace dresses were oversized while hand-prints, canary yellows and shocking pinks streamed out from backstage alongside babushka doll-style red dresses. Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff are the most extraordinary pair. View Post