The time has come for the arrival of Meadham Kirchhoff’s SS14 show, if your about as obsessed as I am then this day almost feels like Christmas. I get so excited when little clues are revealed over Twitter and Instagram I can feel my pulse quickening and the magic filling up in my heart. Even as the first model came on with bright orange hair you knew this collection was about being brave and not being afraid to stand out in the crowd with vibrant colours. Living in a city you notice people tend to avoid bright striking colours such as Red, Yellows and Oranges. Perhaps because they are known for being signs of warning or danger and people lack confidence to be seen. I have first hand on these feelings of trying to fit in, whilst being in London many people are that eccentric that it becomes the norm. But for someone to dress uniquely, you can gain lots of unwanted attention. I know its easier to just fit in and wear plain boring colours, but you’ll be remembered more for having a character about your style. Its still something I’m working on, I find myself falling back into the trap, one day I’ll get there I hope you will too.
Anyway back to the collection, the show goes so fast and I watched it from Topshop show space which is such a reliable place for streaming live shows, they always shot at perfect camera angles. But you still have to wait a couple of days after to see the detailing of the garments. I was so overwhelmed at how powerfully romantic the outfits were and the Cute Bouncy Ringlets and provocative red lips really contrasted with the bold colours. Funny enough about a couple of weeks ago I dyed my hair bright orange, accidentally, but knowing it would be in this collection I would have kept it. I thought Meadham Kirchhoff would go with a lighter palette for Spring/Summer 2014 but it seems from other designers shows that darker colours are must for next year. I love the fact that every collection of theirs always is so beautifully romantic but has this dark melancholic side, thats feels like the models are almost trapped in a fantasy world. That is one of the reasons why I just admire Meadham Kirchhoff, when their work is relatable to modern day issues and yet wearable.
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Finale Music- Watership Down 1978- Bright Eyes