In this week’s issue of the mag we’ve provided you with the hose down of our favourite bits from the latest hot-ticket collaboration: Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop. It’s 89 pieces of saccharine and subversive partywear, launching on 21 Nov (tomorrow - diarise now!), that’s mad as a box of frogs and quite possibly the most exciting thing to happen to the high street in yonks.
The range is based around an imaginary band the boys have been cooking up called The Cherrys, but don’t expect their most referenced lady, Courtney Love, to take the lead. ‘We don’t really believe in muses. The overall aesthetic here was influenced by Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids, [American performance artist] Kembra Pfahler and glam rock,’ they say, explaining that ‘the perfect time to wear any of the collection would be one of those days when you want to tell the world to leave you alone.’ Not a statement many designers would openly offer, but then again, Meadham Kirchhoff’s clothes haven’t ever been for faint of fashion heart.
This riot of super-sickly sweet printed babydolls, in-yer-face shaggy multicolour coats, stacked rainbow heels and novel knitwear may sound mad, but when rendered luxuriously there’s seriousness to this silliness. And with next season’s ultra-playful mood, you’ll get plenty of wear beyond the festive season. But how to style it now? Don’t be scared. Here’s three of our favourite pieces and how we’d work them…
1. 1960s STYLEE:
2. PASTEL PRINCESS:
3. RETRO MOM: