Meadham Kirchoff @ V&A

Some of the greatest British designers have been holding catwalk shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum over the past few years.

Shows from Gareth Pugh to Erdem Moralioglu have gracefully been staged in the museum which is most famous for its art. These shows come under the title ‘Fashion in Motion’, and I was lucky enough to get a seat at the Meadham Kirchoff show.

The show was a bright spectacle of colour, vitality and fun! Meadham Kirchoff is cute but with attitude. The clothes are every little girls fantasy with a grown up edge, think Barbie but from the future!

The design duo who met at Central Saint Martins brought the highlights of their womenswear collections to the Raphael Cartoon room of the V&A; a contrast which worked beautifully between the classical imagery adorning the walls and the bright sequins and feathers worn by the models.

Fashion in Motion allows those who would not always have the opportunity to attend shows to get a taste of the lives of the sartorial elite by giving away free tickets. I urge all fashionistas to apply for the next instalment!

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier aka Gallery Girl is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been featured in publications including Dazed, Hyperallergic and Vogue Arabia. She was curator of Perpetual Movement during AWAN Festival 2018 and in 2019 had a residency at the Lab at Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked with Armenia Art Fair for its inaugural edition and previously worked as an editor at I.B.Tauris Publishers. In 2019 she co-founded Arsheef, Yemen’s first contemporary art gallery. She has given workshops at Manara Culture in Amman, Jordan and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. As of 2020 she is currently in law school, with the ambition of greater understanding the intersection between art and the law.

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