The striking patchworked style that first captured the fashion worlds’ attention remains clear to but this high-luxe, textural mash-up has evolved into something rather sleeker than what went before. Think fragmented wallpaper prints, applique, woven cottons, feathering, silks and woven fabrics forming patterns so mesmerizing they make your eyes hurt. With below-the-knee hemlines, pencil skirts and a couple of evening gowns on show, Van der Ham’s inaugural resort collection is perhaps, a little more grown up than his usual offerings. But never fear as eye-popping hues, ditzy florals and clashes galore retain his previous works’ irresistible sense of fun. If anyone still had even a modicum of doubt about Michael Van der Ham’s status as a major fashion player then he can rest assured that this truly stunning collection will swiftly sort that out!
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