For autumn winter 2011 van der Ham chose to work mostly with crushed velvet in strong, jewel colours. Again, a triumph on the catwalk, although very different to his lighter spring range. Have a look at both below. ***More from the spring summer 2011 catwalk...***

As soon as the first model came out, it was clear it was a new direction for Van Der Ham. He kept his focus on silhouette rather than fabrics. He remained true to his unique collage technique, but rather than using multiple different fabrics, he'd kept the focus to just one: velvet. There...

" My favourite van der Ham looks Michael's patchwork bags for the runway show Michael's fabric board All in all, this collection will mean we will be seeing a lot more of his clothes in stores. Which is what he wants, and after seeing the collection I'm counting the days until those...

But I have to say it even though it is a great bargain, I have to be realistic I would never be able to afford the real deal, it does however make me feel a little uneasy at the fact that Dutch fashion designer Michael van der Ham is still considered an emerging talent.

A total of 13 budding designers – including the likes of Michael Van Der Ham, JW Anderson and Simone Rocha – have just been announced as the latest recipients of the BFC/Topshop sponsorship for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 season. "We are delighted to support this exceptionally talented...

Until S/S 2013, I've always considered Michael van der Ham's creations to be more of artistic pieces that can mostly be pulled off on the fashion runway rather than buyers-approved clothes that can be worn in a... real way. I admired his ability to create exquisite fabric collage, but they...

After a successful collaboration with Louise Gray last year, Scottish cashmere label Brora has enlisted the help of another young talented designer, Dutch Michael Van Der Ham. Known best for his elaborate and exquisite patchworks, Michael created a simplified but similar effect by playing...

You may already know that a van der Ham collection is none without colour and patterns, and this season is no different. The genius of van der Ham was able to combine pastel hues of coral, aqua and lavender, with pops of (what has seemingly become very popular shades this Spring/Summer...

2011 Van der Ham has such a strong aesthetic that snapping up something by this Dutch Dude makes perfect sales sense, surely! A boucle wool skirt, made to sit high on the waist, is given the VDH treatment with purple sequins to fill half the piece in the usual haphazard (or so it seems!)...

Today, the audience in Michael van der Ham's show find themselves like participating in Rei Kawakubo's conference: first bewildered, and then come to be fascinated, and finally the complete conquest. The printings on Van der Ham clothes are unpredictable, making people think he wants to...

 

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