London Fashion Week: Meadham Kirchhoff SS’14

 17th September


There’s never a dull moment where Meadham Kirchhoff are concerned, so understandably

we were rather excited for their show. It was one of the final shows of London Fashion Week,

and what a truly fantastic way to end the week. Models, dressed like sexified Amish school

girls, emerged from behind lattice and picket fences, and headed down the rose edged

runway. Red and blonde ringlet wigs, were decorated with cutesy bows, and topped off wit

huge, wide rimmed hats, while coloured knee-high socks and mini skirts added to the school

girl aesthetics.

The collection stuck with the season’s monochrome trend, with flashes of red and yellow, in

oriental style florals prints. There were hints of metallics, in the form of incredibly long gold

gloves, an impressive gold coat, and gold trimmings on shoes.  Just to add to the excitement,

there were stunning snakeskin coats, which have us positively swooning.

Cut-outs in high-neck frill smocks, and lingerie style slips sexed up the Americana country

farm girl look. From maxi lengths to minis, and tailored jackets to leather coats, the collection

was exceptionally diverse and oh-so interesting. It was such a refreshing show with a great

mix of fabrics and interchangeable prints, with gingham and broderie anglaise adding to

the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ theme.

The Meadham Kirchhoff show was by far our favourite show from London Fashion Week. It

was so quirky and eccentric, but was a nice refresher from all the minimalism that has been

heading down the catwalks of late. Spring/Summer 14 investment; a frills smock dress, and

maybe a few farm animals.

Feature: Lucy Dixon