Things took a dark turn at Michael van der Ham, as his beautiful, specially developed fabrics came torn and ripped as embroidered cutouts, layered on top of one another to reveal more depth beneath.
His signature exploration of fabric and the clashing of texture and decoration covered chic dresses and separates to bring a new casualness, as blouses were teamed with cigarette pants, neppy knit jumpers, slit pencil skirts and easy coats.
In short Van der Ham’s peculiar take on elegance, all perfectly clashed fabrics and unusual but beautiful shapes, seemed diluted. There were beautiful and wearable pieces and it was more polished, but had it slightly lost its sparkle?
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