M&S Announce Hot New Designer Collaboration

Following the news that M&S has tapped Alexa Chung for a hotly anticipated collaboration comes the announcement of another high fashion pair up.

M&S have enlisted the help of designer Michael Van Der Ham to create an eight piece accessory collection. Part of the ‘M&S &’ series, this is the latest in the line up of collaborations between the retailer and some of today’s most exciting designers, brands & fashion icons.

> Diane Kruger and Kirsten Dunst in their Michael Van Der Ham threads

Van Der Ham’s beautiful frocks are often spotted on the red carpet and sell on Net A Porter at a four digit price point, but thanks to M&S you can get a piece of Van Der Ham for a snip of that. Yep, this collection starts at just £25 – what a bargain!

Known for his feminine shapes, unique choice of colour and intricate yet eclectic detailing – this capsule collection reflects this very aesthetic. 

> Michael Van Der Ham AW16 collection

The collection, which includes both bags and footwear, sees a vivid colour palette of bright yellow, electric blue and slate grey.

‘Contrasting fabrications and the layering of textures have always inspired my creative; so I wanted to produce a capsule collection of accessories that was true to this aesthetic, but with a playful Spring edge,’ Van Der Ham commented.

We’ve already got our eye on the super cute neon yellow shoulder bag…


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Shoulder bag, £35 

These denim look platforms will be a wardrobe staple come spring…


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Platforms, £35 and shoes, £25 

We’ve fallen in love this monochrome print. Will you be picking up the roomy shopper or the wear-with-everything flats?


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Tote bag, £39.50 and Flats, £25

Put the 14th April in your diary, we predict this collection will be a sell out. 

For fashion fans it appears there’s only one high street shop you need to visit this Spring… 

By Elizabeth Bennett