Womenswear design duo Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff are set to launch a new collection in collaboration with Topshop on November 21st. The fashion designers behind the highly successful label Meadham Kirchoff haven’t held back on their usual over-the-top aesthetic for the line, with fuzzy coats, animal face shoes and rainbow sweaters making up just a few of the pieces revealed so far in a preview. The collection was inspired by their vision of a fictional punk band named the ‘Cherrys’. Kate Phelan, Topshop creative director, commented:

“Meadham Kirchhoff have been showing collections in London for around 8 years, they are an incredible talent, original and inspiring. Combining great narratives with strong characters, their clothes are delicate and romantic with a perverse twist that keep the collections modern and innovative.”

And opening up on their inspiration, the duo released a joint statement about the bands and ideas that sparked their imaginations:

“This collection for Topshop was inspired by the idea of a band or a gang which we named ‘The Cherrys.’ The overall aesthetic was influenced by Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, Kembra Pfahler and glam rock. It is an enormous and all encompassing collection which will offer a myriad of choice for any customer to adapt or reject as they see fit.”

Clearly believing they’re on to a winner, Topshop have allowed the duo to design a staggering 89 pieces for the collection. Phelan explained:

“The Cherrys is a girl group made up of 4 characters each have a different personality and look, their clothes describe their characters. The highlights for me are the dresses, the blouses, the prints, and of course the patchwork leather jacket and the shoes are amazing. You can wear the whole look or take your favorite pieces and mix it up.”

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