As part of the Central Saint Martin fashion show for Fall 2009, Michael Van Der Ham sent models in mishmosh outfits down the runway. Michael Van Der Ham played with fabric, color and cut for each motley look.
Check out some more patchwork and credit crunch couture below.
"Dutch student Michael Van der Haam patchworked elements of fifties, sixties, and seventies dresses into new configurations (brocade against mohair against jersey), splashed metallic paint on mismatched tights, and demonstrated great command of elegant asymmetry."
Implications - Though matching was once a cardinal rule of couture, more abstract, creative combinations are ruling the runways as of late. Patchwork pieces such as those by Michael Van Der Ham match the chaos of daily life and are thus attractive to consumers.