Fashion fans can bid adieu to another label as Edward Meadham confirmed to i-D that Meadham Kirchhoff – the brand he helmed with design partner Benjamin Kirchhoff – will be shuttering. “When we began, there was no plan whatsoever. What it was always about was making an alternative to everything,” Meadham explained. “Meadham Kirchhoff wasn’t killed by the fashion industry, it was killed largely by itself. We were in a quagmire of debt and it was just becoming impossible to keep up with anything. We lost our studio and it was just done.”
Meadham says that the label even lost its archives, which the studio landlord “got rid of” when he shuttered the place. “I’m left with a big, empty future,” he laments. “I’ve lost all the work I’ve done in the last 12 years and kind of am sort of without any presented opportunity.”
It’s sad to see a label that had such a lively spirit cease to exist. Meadham says that he and Kirchhoff won’t be working together in the future, though we can’t help but hope for an eventual happy ending for the pair. In the meantime, mourn the loss of Meadham Kirchhoff by taking in their Spring 2015 collection in the gallery below.