The Monster Mash

Eleanor visits the Meadham Kirchhoff studio once again for a look at the inspiration and process behind their fall 2012 show. This time, with googly eyes! Captions by Edward Meadham.


  • rosiesayrelax March 2nd, 2012 3:07 PM

    Picture 32′s pants look very practical. I want me some.

  • Susann March 2nd, 2012 3:09 PM

    Such amazingly inspiring and quirky photos!

  • moonchild March 2nd, 2012 3:15 PM

    Their last show was AMAZING!!!

  • EmilyJn March 2nd, 2012 3:28 PM

    aghhh i used to have that exact bat ring on page 55, wish I knew where it was

    • Leanna March 2nd, 2012 4:57 PM

      Me too! I have a couple in black and purple. The variety store I work at was selling them during Halloween so I was going about my business working with one on each finger.

  • purplebabaushka March 2nd, 2012 3:34 PM

    I love these pictures- they’re so quirky and colorful! Meadham Kirchhoff is such an inspiration!

  • Hayley March 2nd, 2012 3:35 PM

    The next button doesn’t work for me :(

    • Anaheed March 2nd, 2012 3:37 PM

      What browser are you using, Hayley?

      • Hayley March 2nd, 2012 3:58 PM


        • Anaheed March 2nd, 2012 3:59 PM

          Huh. What version of Chrome? And what happens when you try to hit the Next button?

      • Hayley March 2nd, 2012 3:59 PM

        Never mind, I got rid of an Extension and it seems to be working. :)

  • coralgirl March 2nd, 2012 3:36 PM

    This makes me so happy. I’ve been waiting for this since the show … droolinnnnggg

  • Dayzee March 2nd, 2012 3:39 PM

    ahh so inspiring!
    i lots of the things they do could make good diy’s , (like the fake eyelash sunglasses) that’s something i love about their collections.

  • frostytime March 2nd, 2012 3:43 PM

    the patches are so nice!! can I buy them separately?

  • Tambourelle March 2nd, 2012 4:01 PM

    gahhh, my face lit up, like the models colourful glittery faces, when i saw another Meadham Kirchhoff post about their new collection! The whole thing seems like it has electric currents flowing through it. I love that they pay attention to every little detail, like having ‘Meadham Kirchhoff woven into the sparkly holographic fabric, and the little pictures on the models nails and the stickers stuck on their hands, and the plastic rings (I could go on but I should stop myself!) and it reminds me of when I used to paint my barbies and die their hair. And the models look like their having fun. Meadham Kirchhoff always have this consistent quality…It just reminds me why I love fashion so much

  • Maddy March 2nd, 2012 4:08 PM

    i like the monster gloves. what did they paint the teeth with? who is writing the comments (I assume a designer for the show)

    • Anaheed March 2nd, 2012 4:12 PM

      Yes, Edward Meadham, one half of Meadham Kirchhoff.

  • Alexis March 2nd, 2012 4:14 PM

    This is so so so so so fantastic! INSPIRATION E’ERYWHUR.

    But, I have a suggestion for the Rookie interface?… keypad navigation like they have on FB or DeviantArt would be really awesome, so you could just hit the right key to go through pics instead of scrolling. :D

  • hazeleyedgirl March 2nd, 2012 4:16 PM

    I get so excited whenever Meadham Kirchoff is mentioned. I can’t wait to see their latest collection.

    Also, Wendy the cat has PERFECTED her bitchface.

  • Nishat March 2nd, 2012 4:40 PM

    I want a “mess room” as pretty as that! (My bedroom is a mess, but I don’t think it qualifies as a mess room… because it’s never supposed to be messy!)

  • MissKnowItAll March 2nd, 2012 5:03 PM

    Dear Edward Meadham,
    Let’s be BFFs! I’ll wear your amazing clothes!

  • Katie March 2nd, 2012 5:10 PM

    I just want to live in a world designed by Meadham Kirchoff.

  • ann ann ann March 2nd, 2012 5:15 PM

    Ahhh I so wish that I could own something of Meadham Kirchoff! Too bad I am a poor student =( Maybe I’ll save up for someday…

    But if they ever did a designer collab with a a store like target or h&m I’d be all over it.

    • Eleanor March 2nd, 2012 6:04 PM

      I believe they’ve previously done a couple of collections for Topshop?

      • ann ann ann March 2nd, 2012 8:27 PM

        I’ll have to keep an eye out for those ones. Still a little expensive but much more in my price range. Or maybe I’ll be lucky and find something from the older collab collections secondhand. Thanks!

  • sttefaaa March 2nd, 2012 5:24 PM

    Those doll masks are sooo freaky, but I love them..

  • Sssophiabh March 2nd, 2012 5:39 PM

    This is so great, and i was really excited to see my rookie “where the sidewalk ends” shoot in the 9th photo!!!

  • Adrienne March 2nd, 2012 5:59 PM

    Omg. The monster bags are to die for! And the patches are so ingenious. The envelopesin #12 are so cute as well. These pics make me happy. :)

  • willow March 2nd, 2012 6:45 PM

    YES omg yes yes yes please keep doing Meadham Kirchhoff features yesss
    the AW 12 show was TO DIE for

  • anisarose March 2nd, 2012 8:19 PM

    I appreciate the fun but I’m not too into the aesthetic…

  • Thepunkrocker March 2nd, 2012 8:42 PM

    Eleanor, do you know if they will ever do a collection inspired by Dr. Seuss? Because the hats in some pictures really look like it..

  • Marlena March 2nd, 2012 8:48 PM

    I love everything about this collection! It’s all so perfect *0*

  • bridiebird March 2nd, 2012 9:24 PM

    MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE YOU JUST AHHHH so many of these photos are going to be stuck up on my bedroom wall it’s not even funny

  • Sea goddess March 2nd, 2012 11:29 PM

    Woooooooooow this is so amazing its sooooo pretty …i wonder what materials were used to make the prints for the tee-shirts….

  • flowerchild49 March 3rd, 2012 12:01 AM

    ~ I’m certainly antisocial ~

  • ivoire March 3rd, 2012 1:02 AM

    the extent i will go to in order to be there at his studio. ELEANOR YOU LUCKY LITTLE GURL WHO EVEN TALKD TO JOHN WATERS. ugh my life.

  • Papergrrrl March 3rd, 2012 1:06 AM

    Omg! this is the most beautiful collection I’ve ever seen. I wish I could clone one of these fabulous shoes and teleport to me ♡

  • MichyMich March 3rd, 2012 2:19 AM

    If I could describe this collection, it’s STUNNING! From the ladylike handbags w/monster and teddy bear faces, ostrich jacket, out of this world accessories, makeup and CLOTHING, I feel like I’m in heaven! Meadham Kirchhoff seriously makes the BEST, BEST, BEST fashion shows EVER!

  • moonflower March 3rd, 2012 7:15 AM

    Those envelopes! Definately taking inspiration from them for the next houseparty invitations.. Also I’m glad this understands my love for the tiny light reflecting particles (glitter). I love you, Rookie.

  • Raebbies March 3rd, 2012 9:07 AM

    I love the kind of playful horror inspirations, oh and especially the door with the doll heads, goodness me I NEED my door to look like that

  • Lally March 3rd, 2012 10:27 AM

    yayyy, so amazing. I love all the monsters!!!!

  • naomiomio March 3rd, 2012 11:09 AM

    If I had so much tinsel in my house, my cat would eat it and then have bad tinsel poo.
    i guess the Meadham Kirchhoff cats know better, they know fashion or something.

  • neon_rattail March 3rd, 2012 4:20 PM

    This is all SO gorgeous! The color, the sparkle, the attitude…it is seriously perfect. I’m in love with that vintage bra/makeup remover for some reason!

  • Jenn March 3rd, 2012 5:43 PM

    I feel totally justified in having a neon yellow baby doll head on display in my bedroom now!

  • CeciliaCecilia March 4th, 2012 9:40 AM

    Looking through these pictures makes me understand and enjoy the collection even more! love love love the whole idea of the purses being traditional lady-like purses in the inside and the little detail of having a lipstick holder in it and then on the outside, it’s completely different!

  • KinuKinu March 4th, 2012 6:50 PM

    Genius.Resembles my moodboard and walls! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • whodatgal March 6th, 2012 3:38 PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Meadham Kirchhoff and actually had the oppurtunity to go to their actual A/W 12 show a couple of weeks ago- it was awmamamaazing! I love their room- with all the stuff on the walss. They are one of my many inspirations! <3

  • fizzingwhizbees March 7th, 2012 8:01 PM

    I am DYING over all these references to drag culture and club kids! I’m obsessed. Like Mr. Meadham himself, I’m too antisocial and lame to actually go to clubs myself so I just go on the internet and marvel over all the interesting people who went to them.

  • POPTUCKSHOP March 22nd, 2012 10:00 AM

    My heart just skipped a beat when I saw that you had visited the studio again for AW12!! This collection is just INSANE, totally crazy and eclectic beyond words. I love the ghost patches and the envelopes for the invitations. It’s interesting what Edward says about designing this collection – I would be in a clinic right now if there were four weeks left until the show and I still didn’t know what I was doing! Their studio is right by my house… maybe I can ACIDENTALLY TRIP AND FALL THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ONE DAY! No, but seriously, it is going to happen one day…

  • POPTUCKSHOP March 22nd, 2012 10:08 AM

    Oh and the teddy bear Chanel-style jacket, and the faux fur jacket with eyes/cherries… YEP. NOW. OK.