BACK in his Fashion East and first London Fashion Week days, Michael van der Ham’s USP was collage dresses that were like walking pieces of art. Over seasons, he’s stayed true to that, lost it momentarily or tried at different directions and then come back round full circle again. Today he managed to bring it all together for a collection that took those pieces of art off the wall and into the wardrobe, so pretty, easy and ready to wear were they. He’d finally managed to translate it all to make sense for those beyond the realms of fashion: for the prettiest and sparkliest of tea dresses and gowns whose shoulders shone out through framed necklines; for little lace pencil skirts affixed with paisley shine, towering platforms beneath them; handkerchief hemlines wafting about under lace and multi-fabricated blouses. This all had shop-floor appeal but was still intrinsically Van der Ham – a sweet and successful offering.