I’ve been super, super excited ever since Meadham Kirchhoff announced that they were collaborating with Topshop at the beginning of this month and yesterday I took a look at the extended preview of the Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop collection online on British Vogue!
I am blown away by this collaboration, it doesn’t top their S/S 14 collection in any way, not at all, of course not! (I still have dreams about that wonderful victoriana avec gothica twist collection). However the individual ensemble pieces truly do represent Meadham Kirchhoff at their best for high street, they certainly didn’t tone it down for the masses! The pieces that I’ve seen so far have been a play of rainbow love; lots of pastels, very, very few dark colours, LOTS of plush fleece, mosaic prints, neon and pentagrams! I do think that this collection has taken stems from the S/S 14 troupe, the inclusion of the feminine lace trimmings at the end of dresses as well as the flow and hemlines/cuts of the dresses/blouses are similar to it at the least.
The inspiration for the amazing Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s collection for Topshop is an imaginary girl band called “The Cherry’s” and there will be four mini-ranges within the collection, each inspired by a different lady in the fictional band – Cherry Cherie, Cherry Satanica, Cherry Blossom and Cherry Pikka. Edward has said ‘It’s a bit Spice Girls, a bit Marylin Manson, and a bit Jem and the Holograms with a large dose of Kembra Pfhaler’ (Woah)
Well, are you excited yet?
To get you all more into the mood, here are a few of my favourite pieces from the collection preview so far!
(And of course the ever present cherry motif)
The only thing I’m not too sure about are the shoes designed by the amazing duo, there is definitely a lot of harajuku influenced styles involved. I can appreciate the concept and it does grab my attention… just not in a good way. I would definitely buy a pair as a collectible or artwork piece but never to adorn my feet with. Take a look for yourself –
(I think these are cute though)
The Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop collection releases in stores tomorrow on the 21rst of November! And I for one am definitely going to be swinging by the nearest Topshop to check it out for myself 🙂
Bjs Nailah **