Fashion

09.17.13

Meadham Kirchhoff vs. Simone Rocha

Two very different designers show how much London has to offer this season.

Two entirely different shows give a great sense of the breadth of London Fashion Week: the eclectic and out-there Meadham Kirchhoff and the elegantly refined Simone Rocha.

Meadham Kirchhoff were once again channeling their sexy brand of Victoriana with knee-high socks and stockings, gaudy reds, blues, and yellows; and, at the other end of the spectrum, Simone Rocha dazzled with her sophisticated and eminently wearable brand of party dress.

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Simone Rocha (AFP)

What Edward Meadham and his partner Benjamin Kirchhoff arguably share with Rocha, however, is a thrift-store inspiration. But whereas Rocha pares the color back, exploring texture with fauns and whites and creams, Meadham Kirchhoff seem to delight in saturating and turbo-charging the palette to an almost carnival intensity.

Good times.

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Simone Rocha (AFP)