Fashion in Motion: Meadham Kirchhoff

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. Celebrated design duo Meadham Kirchhoff presented highlights from the label’s womenswear collections.

The Anglo-French duo Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff met at Central Saint Martins, London, where Meadham studied womenswear and Kirchhoff menswear. The pair formed the London based Meadham Kirchhoff label in 2002. Known for presenting beautiful, theatrical collections against intricately staged and often surreal settings, Meadham Kirchhoff has since garnered widespread critical acclaim.

The designers, who cite influences as varied as Courtney Love, Chanel, The Riot Grrrls and traditional portraiture amongst their inspirations, selected personal highlights for our catwalk show. Garments from the collections Suddenly, Last Summer and A Rebours, which featured flowing gothic dresses overlaid with floral painted biker jackets and veils in colourful hues were showcased.

Meadham Kirchhoff are known for creating a fantasy world in their collections through their beautifully crafted garments and focus on fine detail. Their shows always contain an element of surprise and wonder, often with a hint of darkness and we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this experience to V&A audience.

Oriole Cullen, curator

Catwalk highlights

Fashion in Motion: Meadham Kirchhoff, 2013. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Background image: Fashion in Motion: Meadham Kirchhoff, 2013. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London