If Mary Antoinette had fallen in with the wrong crowd she would’ve worn Meadham Kirchhoff. They’re show space is always impeccably styled to match the collection.
The catwalk area covered in streamers and balloons lay the ground work for a collection of fun and frivolity that encompassed fashion, dance and performance art.
A troupe of teenage dancers entered the catwalk over powdering their faces and lining their lips in thick lipstick before braking into a frenetic dance.
This signalled the arrival of the models who were kitted out in cartoon knits, frill tiered mini dresses and crochet/laser cut out pieces. I loved the cotton candy coloured full fur skirts and jackets.
The second phase of the show saw a host of tiny child ballerinas run out and perform in the centre before a gold curtain dropped to reveal the models on a tiered platform like the inside of jewellery box. One at time they stepped off and made a circuit of the runway.
This really was roccoco in style with brocade embellished jackets and mini skirts that pulled silhouette ideas from the era, they were incredible. Beautifully tailored, pleated and gathered and while in the setting they remained avant garde they were clearly very saleable too. Again full skirts prevailed and helped maintain the drama that is Meadham Kirchhoff and as a little ballerina hoped onto the top tier and stood ever so still, she began to rotate mechanically we were in no doubt that for just five minutes we’d left Waterloo and fallen into a Meadham Kirchhoff wonderland