BACKSTAGE AT MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF AW14

For unadulterated creativity and sheer eccentricity, the Meadham Kirchhoff show is truly unique. For yet another season they succeeded in making us swoon; metallic rainbow boots and gothic wedding veils were part of the fantastical collection, while a catwalk strewn with giant love heart arches covered in tinsel added to Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s spectacular world.

Behind the scenes felt similarly dream-like, as top models and street-cast beauties were transformed with frosted skin and mermaid wavy hair. As showtime drew closer, a beautiful scent began filling the backstage area, as the Meadham boys pumped out their new perfume ‘Tralala’ throughout Tate Modern‘s Turbine Halls. Created with iconic Brit perfumer Penhaligon’s, the scent mixes saffron, whiskey and green violet, a combination inspired by some of the deisgners’ signature looks. “We wanted Tralala to translate into smell the look and texture of red velvet,” they explained. “Perfume is so integral to our lives and how we design and we wanted this scent to be both heavy and soft, warm and smokey.” Considering how amazing the whole show experience was, we’ll definitely be picking up a bottle when it hits stores in May.

Hair stylist James Pecis and his team was back again after their earlier Simone Rocha gig, to transform the models hair for the Meadham boys’ latest vision. Using an extensive tool kit from Babyliss, James straightened the models hair at the roots, before tonging baby-soft waves throughout. The make-up came from Florrie White, an artist with fans including Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne. “Today’s make-up look was inspired by the art of Monet,” she told us while casting an expert eye over the final line-up. “We used a variety of matte eyeshadows and pigments that looked beautiful from a distance and interesting close up, just like a Monet painting.” The result was certainly a work of art in our book – with abstract pastel blue eye make-up and coral smudges on the cheeks adding to the doll-like beauty of the models. No Meadham show would be complete without a spot of glitter, and Butter London’s Rosie Lee was also on hand to give the girls sparkly purple manicures.

Watch the show below and keep your eye on Topshop.com for more trend round-ups and street style from LFW.