Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: This season, van der Ham looked to tribal Africa and a book called ‘African Elegance’ for inspiration; using wrapping, folding and tucking techniques, as well as ikat and indigo, he applied these to his collection of opulent silks and jacquards for a beautiful sophisticated result. – Lizzy Bowring
Key Items: Folding and wrapping / Full skirted dress / Jacquard topcoat /Sheath dresses / Skirts / Evening dresses
Color: Black / Cream / Indigo / Navy / Shades of pale blue / Sea greens
Materials + Trim: Opulent jacquards and silks / Padded bustle / Lace jacquard / Sequins / Beads / Topstitching
Print + Pattern: Watercolor florals / Beaded florals
Accessories + Footwear: Pointed toe, low heels with feminine bows
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