|Pic from Harper's Bazaar UK|
The seed With another graduating class from the MA program of the world-famous Central Saint Martins in London comes Professor Louise Wilson’s latest prodigy. After majoring in illustration at a small fashion school in Amsterdam, he moved to London, aged 21, to intern at Mc Queen and Sophia Kokosalaki, and then to attend the CSM’s MA. Before his final collection even hit the catwalk, there were already whispers about Michael Van der Ham, 24, the talented newcomer. Now that those whispers have grown into a full-fledged buzz, he has already developed a signature patchwork style. Michael is a rising star: his debut graduation collection last year, inspired by Warhol’s foray into fashion design, has been critically acclaimed and double awarded.
The fruit Van der Ham has created a look at once modern and medieval, conceptual and cubist. His patchwork approach takes mismatching to its very limits. This season the Dutchman included a mix of rose Liberty prints, mohair and silk tulle into his carefully constructed jigsaw-like dresses, with the combination of romantically voluminous sheers and Swarovski-encrusted knits.
Design signature His trademark technique is of piecing together contrasting fabrics, colours and styles.
Has an eye for The eclectic - Van der Ham's mismatch approach to design ensures there's never a dull moment.
Is inspired by Women who aren't afraid to be bold.
Are you afraid to be bold?
This guy IS the future!