Who… The master of texture design, drum roll please! Michael van der Ham.
Where… At the Topshop Showspace at Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall, of course!
Front row… The industry insiders supporting the next generation of design talent including the BFC’s Sarah Mower and Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy (who looked ravishing with her new bump!) Colourful street style was seen from the likes of Susie Bubble and Hannah Lambert.
The collection in five words…. Libranian-goes-party-girl-chic.
What we loved… The continuation of Michael van der Ham’s signature collage style handiwork. Lace skirts layered with organzas and velvets were artfully woven into beautiful thatched shapes or cut fiercely at the thighs to give a sneak peek into the flesh beneath. Colour was of massive importance with our eyes drawn to deep mustard tights, deep orange trousers and vivid pink jackets. It might have helped that the most adorable Leith Clark, of Lula Magazine, was behind the detailed styling.
Inspired by… ‘60s chic! Michael van der Ham looked to the irreverent ‘60s fashion magazine, Intro, whose colourful collaged and illustrated layouts were the concepts behind the textured cuts of the clothes. It was the little known 1995 movie Party Girl starring Parker Posey that got Van der Ham excited about the “clothes-obsessed librarian character” from the period.
Hair loving… Slick, simple and down at the sides. It seems to be a running theme at the LFW AW14 shows!
Beauty notes… Pretty, pretty and more pretty! Sam Bryant and the MAC team were behind the fresh faces that had skin a-glowing.
End notes… Something that Zoey Deschanel would wear in a flash!