LONDON–The crowd at Meadham Kirchhoff looks a lot different than at your average fashion show. You see very few Chanel bags–and quite a few plastic dresses, rainbow hair, and thrifted shoes. This show was a great, ridiculous way to end London fashion week on a happy high note.
Upon walking into the space, it wasn’t difficult to figure out the theme: Disco. Two rainbow paneled floors were added to the runway, tinsel and glitter covered every surface, and a rainbow of lights bounced off every wall. So I wasn’t exactly expecting neutrals, not that you ever do at a Meadham Kirchhoff show.
The girls came out wearing tinsel chubbies; rainbow sequined dresses, and my favorite–huge fur coats with monster faces. Set to a soundtrack of Abba and other dancey faves, the models stopped on the lit up floor and twirled, swirled, and basically made spectacles of themselves. We heard from a little backstage birdie that originally the models were supposed to dance the entire length of the runway, but so many of them were rhythmically challenged that they scrapped the idea. Regardless, it was the most movement and expression we’ve seen on models in a long time.
We can now go home happy and satisfied that we’ve seen all London fashion has to offer.