The designers of The Meadham Kirchhoff show set their latest collection on a runway covered in dead roses and to very suspenseful music. Nothing bad happened, though. In fact, some really awesome clothes happened.
Models who looked a bit like old porcelain dolls with waxy blonde and red wigs walked the runway in a range of coats, dresses, skirts and blouses that were more than just kooky and Elizabethan-esque.
The first few looks, well-tailored wide lapel blazers paired over short pleated skirts and dresses, were actually quite normal. Coordinated with knee-highs and flats, they almost had a school girl look.
Then a double-breasted blazer came down the runway and the sleeves started falling. So, a vest and arm warmers, then? After that, the looks were a little less “together.” A deconstructed white linen nightgown; a checked dickie paired with a black and white apron dress; a few nightgown-esque dresses were toughened up with really great-looking animal skin coats.
The show could without a doubt be described as theatrical—as is de rigueur for Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff—but underneath all that were some very cool, very well-crafted garments.
Take a look at the runway photos and the video below.