Halston Heritage updates simple designs with a vivacious colour palette. In this cool collection by the 2009-launched reboot of legendary US designer Roy Halston Frowick’s original label, flowing fabrics vie for attention with structural shapes and voluminous designs.
This fashion house has impressive roots - not long after starting out in the 70s, Halston was dressing Studio 54’s most prominent fashion influencers, from Bianca Jagger to Liza Minelli. Despite this legacy, however, the latest pieces from the label have more of a modern than disco aesthetic - think pared-down chic rather than rolled-around-in-glitter glamour. At Halston Heritage, it’s all about accentuating the waist, whether with flattering cinching or eye-catching cut-outs. For the daytime, contrast a dress in a juicy tone with a pastel down jacket. The trick with this athleisure-inspired look is for the coat to fall slightly off the shoulders, as seen on the catwalk. Team with chunky trainers edged in sparkly detailing to fully embrace this super-charged twist on sports-luxe outfitting.
By night, look to our asymmetric dresses, or choose a design with romantic draping. Soft ruffles are a gentle way to nod to the current preference for all things 80s. Alternatively, show off your thigh-high Spice Girls-esque platform boots under a midi with a split skirt. And while we’d be reluctant to cover up these dresses, when the temperature is low simply throw a belted longline wool coat on over the top - but keep it open to display what’s underneath. Pop your essentials (such as a berry-toned lipstick for top-ups) into a bucket bag that you can dangle nonchalantly from your arm.