It’s a good week to be Meadham Kirchhoff. Not only has the design duo’s second Topshop collaboration launched today with much excitement and press fanfare, but the V&A have also announced that the work of this talented pair will feature in their next ‘Fashion In Motion’ show in December. If you aren’t familiar with the museum’s initiative then here’s the lowdown: four free fashion shows will be presented on Dec 6 featuring highlights from the label’s history since launching in 2002.
Way back when GraziaDaily recalls there was a certain lace and chiffon shirt that really kicked the Central St Martins graduates onto the scene. They had previously offered up menswear (which continues to push boundaries and be ultra-popular today) but Autumn/Winter of 2008 was the turning point for their womenswear line. Many in-the-know fashion editors tried to get their mitts on those navy and black blouses and many still wish they had.
Spring/Summer 2014 [Jason Lloyd Evans]
From there Edward and Benjamin’s now recognisable handwriting, as they call it, started to develop: their mastery with chiffon being one of them. A riotous but knowing overuse of all things saccharine and girlish set against extreme darkness and the macabre... hand designed lace… childhood motifs and playthings reconfigured... gaudy costume jewellery… Louis heels… theatrical show staging… Some of our personal favourites are bound to show up. Confirmed so far: spring/summer 2011’s Suddenly Summer collection and the floral painted jackets of autumn/winter 2010. Scroll through the gallery above for some of the top runway moments…
Admission to Fashion in Motion: Meadham Kirchhoff is FREE but booking is essential. Tickets will be available to book from Monday 25 November by calling 020 7942 2820