Michael van der Ham
By Lizzy Bowring

DELUXE DECOUPAGE London: Michael van der Ham’s inspiration — the Golden Age of Hollywood, or more specifically, Veronica Lake and the Ziegfeld Follies — …

Feb 22, 2012
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DELUXE DECOUPAGE

London: Michael van der Ham’s inspiration — the Golden Age of Hollywood, or more specifically, Veronica Lake and the Ziegfeld Follies — was evident in the luxe fabrics incorporated into his signature collaged constructions. Blousy puff sleeve tops had a glamorous vintage feel, as did slinky off-shoulder silk dresses. A mix of texture and pattern — abstract paint strokes and watercolor florals — combined in every garment, with materials like lustrous plissé, metallic bouclé and golden lace appliqué adding thematic opulence. Knitwear was a new element for the designer, and came in the form of quirky sweaters and skirts featuring colorful wavy lines.  — Anna Jane Davis

Silhouette: Blousy + Short

Color:  Black / Cosmetic Pink / Royal Blue / Rusty Red / Metallic Gold + Silver

Key Items: Watercolor mini / Puff sleeve sweater / Collage blouse / Off-shoulder silk dress

Materials: Silk — charmeuse, satin, crepe / Chiffon / Jacquards — woven and knit / Bouclé / Plissé / Lurex / Lace

Print + Pattern: Abstract paint strokes / Wavy lines / Watercolor florals

Details + Trim: Appliqué / Draped + gathered panels of fabric / Piecing / Raw edges

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