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Tackling surrealism is more often than not a dangerous game for a fashion designer, but with his SS13 collection inspired by the paintings of Joan Miró, Michael van der Ham seemed to pull it off. Perhaps it was his choice of surrealist, or perhaps it was the influences of photographer Malick Sidibé’s portraits of Bamako locals from the 60s that balanced things out. Either way, the result was a charming, almost quaint vibe, which echoed the Indian-Arab waves washing over London this season, for instance in a transparent skirt with a metallic sequin motif and floral embroidery, or the abundance of all other things sequined in the collection.
Text: Anders Christian Madsen
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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