London Fashion Week AW11: Meadham Kichhoff
On the freezing cold final day of London Fashion Week, we headed to Meadham Kirchhoff's Autumn/Winter 2011 show at Old Billingsgate Market. After winning the Emerging Talent Award at the British Fashion Council Awards, expectations were high, and, true to form, they didn't disappoint.
Upon arrival, we found the usually bare runway oddly housing a shrine-like monument, 'Where are the models going to go?' we began asking ourselves. Curiosity heightened when we saw numerous red, black and white silhouettes lined up to walk as one.
The twinkly music aided the already eerie feel as two streams of models took to the runway either side of the shrine (panic over). There was a distinct Swedish-peasant-meets-milk-maid feel with long length pinafores, knee high socks, blouses and pearls. There was also some fabulous outwear in the form of duffle coats and authentic capes.
Hair was Gothic black at the roots which faded sharply into blonde ringlets whilst lips were painted blood red. This accentuated the 'revolt' school child rebellion theme. We take our hats off to Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff who have defied the predictable once again.