Sequins for all ? Halpern certainly thinks so.
Ex Parsons and Central Saint Martin’s alumni Michael Halpern is the man behind the brand. A down to earth New Yorker by birthright but now a Hackney based designer.He is the embodiment of the bygone Studio 54 era. If they made clothes back then, they would all be Halpern. All the clothing screams disco glamour but in such a refined stylish way.
Halpern has cracked the code on how to liven up an evening, each piece ranging from flared trousers to off the shoulder tops through to Zebra jumpsuits each adorned with sequins is the definition of statement. What is crucial to note is the form and style. It is dynamic, bold and intensely unique. On paper it could be misconstrued as cheap. But one look says otherwise. In fact to us, it shouts, lets go have fun. Halpern's designs tug on the heartstrings of women, tapping into the subconscious whispers "go on, go and live life to the full".
“I always reference over-the-top glamour and juxtapose that with classic bustiers and draping that recalls Charles James, Lacroix, Christian Dior,” Michael Halpern.
Marion Cotillard was the first to wear his designs on the Croisette in Cannes, a sequinned bodice with 1.65 metre-long train