Michael van der Ham and Brora join forces

ACNE’S NOT the only brand unveiling a big collaboration this month. London Fashion week favourite Michael Van Der Ham has joined forces with British cashmere label Brora, on a twelve-piece collection to make sure that you can keep warm but stylish this winter.

“I was approached by Brora [to do a collection] and wanted to do it instantly, as I knew about how high quality their product it is,” van der Ham said, and the partnership is certainly one that makes sense. The Dutch designer has slowly introduced more and more knitwear into his main line and his penchant for colour lends itself to the bold palette that Brora is known for. “The colour palette was really important and that’s why I used a lot of vivid shades to off-set the pastels we used,” he explained, and that is particularly apparent on a multi-coloured long-sleeved zigzag print top that is already proving to be a hit.

Van der Ham fans won’t be disappointed. The collection infuses all of the signatures that he’s known for, so expect collaging and an interesting mix of different delicate fabrics woven together on each piece. “Working with Michael has been extremely refreshing,” Brora’s founder and creative director Victoria Stapleton said. “He has such a great eye for detail and his very elegant, feminine touch resonates through all the pieces he has designed for our collaboration. He loves a quirky twist and this unique collection with Brora certainly brings out his creative genius.”

Prices start from £200 for knitwear and £60 for accessories.