Michael Van Der Ham AW14

Michael Van Der Ham is known for his confident use of textures through the combination of the unexpected. This season certainly did not disappoint, competently presenting a collection of tailored pieces, delicate fabrics and bold prints, all the while maintaining a suitably feminine edge.

The accessibility of both the fabrics and colours of this collection denoted the garment’s wearability on and off the catwalk. While some pieces contained eye-popping collages of print, others were subdued and subtle.

The palette ranged between canary yellows, pumpkin oranges to the subtlest of navies; showing Van Der Ham’s perfect eye for showcasing the unanticipated.

Sexiness was his signature point of call throughout. Be it with the feminine cut out pattern on a shirt, a thigh high split on the skirt, or a clinched-in waist. Each look spoke truly spoke for itself and Van Der Ham continues to inspire and surprise us with each collection he presents.



Text By India Gladstone

Images © Asia Werbel