Designers Edward Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff collaborated with Wild at Heart to create the technicolour environment. They made early-morning ventures to the Covent Garden Flower Market, chose objects to place in flower pots, selected silk ribbons, arranged bouquetseven spray-painted individual blooms and doused them in glitter. The result is an Alice in Wonderland-style garden, filled with fluoro vases and sparkling stems.
Weve been painting pots and jars for about a month, Meadham said. We worked very hard on the florist... much in the same way we do for a show.
The two designers also created sets of rings and bangles for the Secret Store. These are packed into a heart-shaped box with floral embroideryan exact replica of a jewellery box owned by Courtney Love
that appeared on the cover of Nirvanas Heart-Shaped Box single. The baubles will sit alongside jewelled headpieces from Nasir Mazhar, velvet wedges from Michael Van Der Ham
, and revived Unique
archive pieces for the Secret Stores two-week duration.
Meadham and Kirchhoff say they arent gardeners themselves (I have to make do with potted plants and surrounding myself with fresh flowers that I pick, Kirchhoff says), but they regularly employ floral imagery in their shows. Most recently, they gifted front rowers at their A/W 11 show with purple irises and laid wilted bouquets at the feet of their shrine-like catwalk installations.
That show upended the conventional runway show format, with an army of models storming the catwalk and creating one of the most striking visual statements of LFW. Its so easy to shock people who are used to every