The V&A Museum recently announced to feature British fashion label Meadham Kirchoff in their yearly gala event, the ‘Fashion in Motion’. The event focuses on exhibiting the latest in couture catwalk on the ramp set against the majestic backdrop of the museum. Models in Meadham Kirchoff are going to flare up the glorious ramp of Friday, 6th December. The tickets to the event would become available from Monday, 25th November. However, tickets to this exclusive event are very limited, so the museum expects the audience to book early. The event would exhibit a gala womenswear collection from the designer duo. Apparently, when the British and the French get along together, it does make for a gala show!

The duo of Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchoff found their common interests connect when studying at the hallowed Centreal Saint Martins. Meadham was studying womenswear and Kirchoff menswear. They founded the London based label in 2002, and after years of creative exploration, finally they are getting deserving recognition. Their first big break was winning the ‘Ready-to-Wear—Emerging Talent’ recognition at the 2010 British Fashion Awards. Critics have since been taking note of the theatrical penchant of the duo, designing exorbitant and dramatic collections often set in a surreal intricate background.  Known for their attention to extravagance in detailing, the designers cite Chanel, Courtney Love, and the Riot Grrrls as their inspirations. Exploration of traditional portraiture of fashion is also a major catalyst in channelizing their creativity, as the duo explained.

The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum would be featuring the personal highlights from the designers. The designers plan to bring back selected garments from their past shows like the ‘Suddenly’, the ‘A Rebours’ (A/W 2010), and ‘Last Summer’ (S/S 2011). These collections prominently featured floral biker jackets overlaid on deep gothic flowing feelings, accompanied sometimes by veils and conspicuous in the brightest hues. Speaking on this opportunity, the designers stated that they always secretly wished to create garments worthy of featuring in a museum. They described the event invitation as ’a honour’. The curator of the show at V&A’s described the works of Meadham Kirchoff as garments bringing a ‘fantasy world’ to life with a minute attention on detailing and beautiful crafting. The curator, Oriole Cullen, went ahead with appreciating the mélange of awe, wonder, and a subtle hint to darkness in the creations from the designers.

The duo was recently in fashion news when they announced a collaborative collection for the TopShop. The collection for the high-street band exhibited 80 technicolour pieces for the whimsical and moody customer. The duo praised their dream girl brand for being a source of inspiration. The footwear has a certain childlike purity in their bright chunkiness. Available at the store since November 21, the collection however had less of the subtle darkness that the duo is becoming so famous on exploring. The garments featured plenty of cartoonish motifs, ruffles, frill trims, glitters, and pastel faux furs. The collection also presented a discreet appeal alongside the exuberance of colour. The pastel pink dress on pleats, and the navy camisole, both featuring lace detailing are worth a special mention.