Meadham Kirchhoff AW’14
The Meadham Kirchhoff shows are always a great place to seek an array of awe inspiring, and interesting designs, as well as out-of-the-box themes. The magnificent duo certainly did not disappoint this season, even if it was a little ‘prettier’ than usual. The looks were festooned with hand detailed beauty, from black dresses decorated with hand beaded silver embellishment, while velvet slips were detailed with yellow crystals.
The show kicked off with a very Chanel esque jacket, with more candy coloured variations on the infamous boucle jacket and tweed suit following. The designers made a rather convincing case for showcasing on a Paris runway, and even taking over the double C brand, with the surprisingly commercial injections that were offered up. Frothy tiered dresses of chiffon and French lace, worn with pantaloons, were ground-breaking looks for the brand. As were their patch worked dresses in luxurious velvet and leather. Meadham Kirchhoff rarely go so graphic with their collections, but the vibrant psychedelic style prints were more than a welcome addition.
The collection was visually fabulous, as usual, however the commercial elements, even if tongue in cheek, were a tad distracting from their usual flamboyant parade, yet the collection was still an eye-popping fest of exciting pieces that still held dear the Meadham Kirchhoff mantra.