I am highly inspired by the work of designers Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff, and their design collaboration, the fashion house Meadham Kirchhoff. Although unfortunately now closed, the 7 years worth of catwalk shows provided exquisite gowns, rich with references and historicity. I am very interested in the particular aesthetic that they promote, intensely romantic, excessive in colour and material, and finished in beautiful excessive detail. I adore how they use the whole body to showcase a multitude of ideas, covering the female form in colour, glitter and splendour. In my own piece, I will, like Meadham Kirchhoff be unafraid to go for a maximalist aesthetic, exploring various materials, with contrasting textures, weights or colours promoting an aesthetic of excessive wonder. I am also inspired by Meadham Kirchhoff’s use of layering, to build up a sense of ultimate character in their works, sometimes using conflicting materials or styles, to build up a referential, multi-layered effect. In my own work, I would like to experiment with using different textured materials in order to create an extensively glamorous, eccentric aesthetic.