If they hadn't already asserted the return of fun to fashion with their SS12 show, Meadham Kirchhoff certainly did it this time. Models burst out onto a retro disco dance floor in an explosion of glitter and texture along to the sounds of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 'All I Want for Christmas, and ABBA.
The collection was an absolute feast of colour and textiles, with head to toe rainbow sequin suits, tinsel-like earrings and shruges, strappy glitter platforms and bright blue painted faces. The most wearable pieces were the 1940s tea dresses with Meadham Kirchoff elements (i.e lashings of colour and sequins) and bright ginghams and tartans, similar to the latest House of Holland pieces. Thanks to the cartoon cherries and bright yellow hairstyles that were included, this collection will in no doubt be mentioned alongside Jeremy Scott AW12- are we already seeing a firm trend occuring?
While Meadham Kirchhoff included a variety of components too vast to talk about individually, Mr Derek Blasberg summed up the collection beautifully, tweeting: 'Today's show was as if Ziggy Stardust molested a Christmas tree at Studio 54'.
Edward Meadham was quoted in this month's Dazed and Confused, saying, 'We want to push everything out as far as possible'. So far that mission seems accomplished, but who knows what is being held in store for next season?
[LEFT TO RIGHT: Invitation by Avril Mair, Finale by ELLE UK, Brix Smith Start and model by Melanie Rickey]