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.

M&S Michael Van Der Ham 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. 

M&S Michael Van Der Ham 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…

M&S Michael Van Der Ham

Shoulder bag, £35 

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

M&S Michael Van Der Ham

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?

M&S Michael Van Der Ham

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