Monday, 20 February 2012

London Fashion Week: Michael Van Der Ham AW12












No rest for the wicked, I trotted off to the Topshop showspace to catch a glimpse of Newgen sponsored Michael Van Der Ham‘s AW12 collection. After cheekily bumping into the lovely Katie with whom I interned with at 156 and having my photo taken for Elle (ooh fancy!), I spotted Mollie King from The Saturdays (and just now Nicola from Girls Aloud) bringing my minor celebrity count to about 7. As I said, fancy.
But on to Van Der Ham. Metallics were everywhere in true party season style, with heavy emphasis on silver. Paired with a combination of lime greens, blues, bold rust oranges and muted greys, the photographer’s flashbulbs reflected off the pieces from every angle making for a beautiful display. Gathered waists provided a loose peplum effect on high side slit knitted pencil skirts and dresses whilst simple tshirt sleeves and round necks were lifted with the addition of draped fabric over the shoulder.
As usual, a signature mashup of patchwork prints was rife starting with burnt orange pattern trousers; the design creeping upwards and leaving its trace on more neutral upper halves to maintain both balance and continuity.
Amongst a whole host of perfect party dresses and elegant slim legged, ankle grazing trousers, bold print Louboutin heels gave the models a few extra inches whilst gold leaf print eyes and cool Hollywood waves perfected the looks. If only I didn't always think of bloody Lana Del Ray every time I saw that hairdo. I'm still reeling from the fact she now has a Mulberry bag named after her. Luckily it's a bit shit.
Onto the next one!
C. x

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