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London Fashion Week: Meadham Kirchhoff Create a Cautionary Tale at the Topshop Show Space

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Pictured: The fantastic runway set at the Meadham Kirchhoff SS 2013 show (photo: M. Hall) 

Emerging designers Meadham Kirchhoff  took a flight of fancy today at London Fashion week at the Topshop show space with their Spring/Summer 2013 ” Cautionary Tale” show. Looking at the show stage, I thought I had stepped into Marie Antoinette’s decadent sitting room at Versailles replete with beautiful floral patterned screens  and vases of fresh flowers. Just about the time I was thinking that and Tweeting that, out stepped a model in a fantastical red dress with blue ribbons sampling a piece of cake.  A fitting allusion to Marie Antoinette’s alleged “Let them eat cake“remark. 

Pictured: A model literally eats cake at the Meadham Kirchhoff show today at the Topshop space. (photo: M. Hall) 

The entire show was a complete flight of fantasy of gorgeous patterns, lush fabrics, puffed sleeves and chinois type patterns.  I haven’t see a show like this grace a runway in New York or Los Angeles. To say Meadham Kirchhoff’s Spring 2013 show was innovative is an understatement. Just take a look at the pictures in this article to see what I mean.  “It’s all about make-believe, it’s all about making people want to desire and I think that’s kind of maybe a reflection as well on that,” Kirchhoff told Reuters. Count me as a believer.  Who knew that hats with ribbons & bows, embroidered jackets and full skirts could look so good on today’s runway? It was literally a baroque flashback. 

Pictured: Puffed sleeves and fantasy at Meadham Kirchhoff today at London Fashion Week. (photo: M.Hall) 
Here’s hoping we see more of emerging designers Meadham Kirchhoff and their whimsical style at Topshops around the world next year.

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.