Since founding critically acclaimed label Meadham Kirchhoff in 2006, designers Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff gained recognition for their opulent, iconoclastic designs and theatrical catwalk productions. Despite the relatively fledging status of the label, the celebrated designers were awarded industry accolades such as the "Emerging Talent Ready-to-Wear" award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010. The pair were also nominated for the British Fashion Award’s inaugural "New Establishment" award in 2012.
Initially launched as a womenswear label, Meadham Kirchhoff unveiled its first menswear collection at the London Collections: Men for Spring/Summer 2013, with a ‘static’ showcase that gained rave reviews from publications such as Vogue, i-D and The New York Times.
The duo first met whilst pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in design — Meadham in womenswear and Kirchhoff men’s — from London’s Central Saint Martins. Initially focused on menswear label Benjamin Kirchhoff, the two secured a presentation at the first Fashion East showcase in 2005. The next year, they debuted a womenswear range, securing sponsorship through the BFC and Topshop's NEWGEN programme. Their first presentation at London Fashion Week was for the Autumn/Winter 2007 season and a year later held their first catwalk collection.
Meadham and Kirchhoff collaborated on a number of capsule collections for Topshop, Amazon and Nicholas Kirkwood and also designed limited edition nail transfers for Nail Rock.
In September 2015, the pair confirmed the closure of their label, citing debt as the primary cause. Edward Meadham also revealed that the entire archive was lost along with the end of their studio tenancy.