|Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection|
Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection
Muchness. Moreness. Mostness. The past few Meadham Kirchhoff shows haven't exactly been minimalist affairs. But this season, Ed
Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff outdid themselves, staging a show so rococo you could actually sicken on its opulence. And that was the
point, such that there was one. Backstage, after the show, Meadham insisted that for him, this collection was "about" not being about
anything, aside from luxuriating in beauty and wanting more of it. How very fashion! Or looked at another way, how very anti-fashion.
Because whatever Meadham's intent, this show screamed subtext. And its message was: Enough.
wrote that story here. Call it, pace Courtney, "The Girl With the Most Cake." The models passed through the runway's parlor scene
vignettes with the languorous air of aimless, eighteenth-century rich girls, plucking flowers from decadent bouquets and nibbling
did not seem happy. Even so, watching the show, you couldn't help but think that a pair of the Roger Vivier-inspired, bow-covered
Meadham Kirchhoff boots would make you pretty happy, though perhaps not as happy as Meadham and Kirchhoff were when the shoes
arrived from a London cobbler in the nick of time before the show. And those baroque white denim jackets, and the pleated wallpaper
jacquard skirt, and the little cashmere sweater reading "Yes"—what girl wouldn't be content for all time with those items in her
wardrobe? The consumer appetite is an insidious thing, and don't Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff know it. How very fashion.
Texts by Style.com
Posted by Jazz Age on 2013.04.04 at 11:39 PM in MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF
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