I admire their ability to create something beautiful yet quite shocking and unnerving at the same time. You never know quite what to expect which, adds to the suspense of their shows.
Some of their collections are amongst my all-time favourite fashion shows. Their shows are 'real shows' and they for me are what fashion is about: inspiring people...creating something new..a world..a character...a piece of art.
Meadham and Kirchhoff AW13/14
MK's helter skelter looped throughout nostalgia with the girls picking up elements from different era's on the way that seemingly fitted together in a way only MK could envisage.
The ride was fun, romantic and melancholy.
The dress up box was made up of a monochrome palette of patent black, creams and a biscuit ('bisquit') like colour.
Inside there were ballerinas, sailors, victorian-style dresses, frilled aprons, yester-year nurses uniforms, Mary Poppin's matron styles, nightgowns, Marie-Antionette style gold bow shoes and swan tiara's that could be paired with the girls 1920's coiled hair.
Meadham Kirchhoff SS13
Meadham and Kirchhoff's Cautionary tale set in De Gournay chinoiserie style, bow filled boudoirs is a romantic yet poignant one.
The cast of rococco milkmaids, with cherub like curls, decked in Marie Antoinette style decadence, Minnie mouse polka dots and 60's parisian couture like embellishment weaved in and out of their dressing rooms picking fresh flowers and eating cake to the sound of birdsong and Pink Floyd's 'money'.
Meadham Kirchhoff AW12/13
A colourful explosion of disco glitter, pom poms and monster furs which screamed 70's, disco glam and rocky horror.
Meadham Kirchhoff SS12
A magical wonder-world where sugar sweet plie-ing ballerina's; can-can dancing, talc dabbing, Courtney Loves; flamboyant yet demure show girls; extravagant beauty pageant queens; Regal bubble wigged Marie Antoinettes and clown-like dolls live in harmony together parading through arches of pastel balloons and gold lame curtains and dancing in their ballet slippers, tap-dance shoes or pom-pom topped glittery rubber frilled flatforms.
Here are some picture I shot based on the Meadham and Kirchhoff SS12 show and some other influences which can be seen in the mood boards.I DIYed the oversized hearts, shoe decorations, ballerina decorated dress, ballerina hemmed skirt and the ballerina tulle collar.
Oversized dolls...love heart faces...collars..pom poms...MK jubilee crown...love hearts...lace...tulle...Circus...balloons..Lolita..clowns..drums..red&white...red with pastel yellow
Pastel hair...ballerinas...life-size dolls...pom poms..frills...bows...marabou feathers...night gowns...doily..vintage bridesmaid dress...pink&yellow...cupcakes..hearts
MK SS12... Lana Del Rey (shoot for Vogue)...ballerinas,...Chanel Pre-SS13...D&G AW09...Dolce and Gabanna AW12/13...crinoline skirts..marabou...doliy..pearls....jewels..
MKSS12...Marie Antoinette...Chanel Pre-SS13....feather headresses...chinoserie...bubble wigs...cakes...marabou...pastels...