Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Weds 26th Sept: LFW SS13 - Meadham Kirchhoff

Straight after Nasir Mazhar's presentation, a second set of his exquisitely crafted headpieces were being pinned to the models across the lawn, backstage at Meadham Kirchhoff .  The Space Odyssey neon strip lit space of the Top Shop runway pavilion had been overhauled and taken back to a fictional slice of Rococco France via Tony Hornecker's fun and fittingly incongruous set.  Jacquard upholstered screens divided up the causeway decorated in swathes of silk, pales of pink peonies and stacks of Pomp De Franc pastel iced cakes................ whilst the entire arena scented with Pehahligon "Cornubia".  The ornate, layered couture style collection emerged with girls in character  sashaying and slaloming between the slides, scooping up cupcakes and licking sticky fingers on their return.  Each laced, boned, bejewelled and bow-tied corseted construction was topped off with either a hair pin of hydrangea or a Nasir bonnet like a flying saucer from a Marie Antionette saga in outer space.  The whole experience was a masterful feet in displacing you into the Ch√Ęteau de Versailles with models gone arry from inhaling crystallised sugar coated rose petals in their sweets.  Earlobes also dripped in crystals as encrusted chandelier droplets and talon nails sparkled with diamante manicures.  Bosoms peeped out over embroidered basques and oversize pearl bracelets clustered and collected above lace frilled gloves.  The season entitled "Cautionary Tale" told us that the season will dictate us to accessorise our Minnie Mouse t-shirts with a brocade jacket and switch the hair straighteners for curling tongs for trestles of bouncing locks. 

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