When Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff introduced their ss2011 collection, they gave the audience an old tape of Courtney Love; i presume this was an indication of their influences etc etc. So, in my head i saw a gang of post punk, 90s grunge pin-ups; Courtney, Kim Gordon, PJ Harvey, Melissa auf der Maur etc etc The idea made me all tingly and excited from the inside out but it was no preparation for what was to come.
Of course, there were elements of the expected. Dirty tie-dye, lace and dip dyed hair gave a grunge groove but i was feeling more of a japanese anime girl gone wild. Really, there isn't just one label to pin on this collection with such obvious eclectic notions. It seems that the meadham kirchhoff mind moves a million times a minute, gathering bits and pieces from everywhere and hap-hazardly yet carefully putting it all together.
The meadham kirchhoff girl is the icon from my wierd childhood dreams; couture rainbow brite riding a dirty little pony