For one, I am way out of the demographic the UK chain Topshop caters to, by about 30 years. Their collaboration with Kate Moss has now and then made it palatable to my set but, by and large, shopping at Topshop is akin to entering Forever 21 here in the States: an experience in a parallel universe.
Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchoff are two whimsical designers from that venerated mecca of design, Central St. Martin’s in London, whose runway shows can be best described as Alice in Wonderland, the entire Baroque period and a mad confectioner gone awry all rolled into one: visually stunning and entertaining but, once you examine the actual clothes, you would be hard pressed to covet anything.
And the thought of Marilyn Manson (and my brief business association with him) still sends shivers down my spine.
Yet, when I saw that Meadham Kirchoff had created a line for Topshop (partly inspired by the likes of Manson) I couldn’t help but take a peek. Among the 56 pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories, there isn’t much that would suit my wardrobe but I have become fixated on this dress/ tunic, which I find absolutely charming – maybe worn over skinny jeans or thick tights and boots.
While the furry coat or the cartoon booties are not likely to find their way to my heart, I must admit a certain fondness for the quirkiest Mary Janes ever – not even Louboutin could have dreamt of these.
And I could happily live with the cherry shirt too.
Now the good news is that Topshop does ship to the US, and pretty much anywhere else (and also has stores in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas). The bad news is that Top Shop ships to the US. I can feel a case of itchy fingers coming on.
Meadham Kirchoff collection for Topshop went on sale on November 21. This post was not sponsored by either. Just me spending too much browsing…