The Halston Heritage collection, which launched early 2010, is inspired by the fashion house’s famous designs from the Studio 54 crowd of the late 70s and 80s, but with a contemporary twist.
|Bianca Jagger @ Studio 54|
This SS2011 collection features one-shoulder caftans, silk maxi dresses, stretch jersey halter neck jumpsuits, and some fun and flirty dresses. With a color palette that ranges from black to white to effervescent and fluorescent hues of green, orange, fuchsia and violet.
Perusing the collection, Halston’s muse Bianca Jagger immediately popped into my mind; but the diffusion line is attracting modern day jet setters like Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloe Sevigny and Audrina Patridge.
SJP currently holds the position of chief creative officer of Halston Heritage and reportedly has an equity stake in Halston as well.
I love the fact that I can wear the same designs as some of the Hollywood’s hottest A-listers without actually going broke. Pricing for the line can start as low as $100 for an evening clutch and going as high as $895 for a maxi dress; however, I have seen prices get sliced significantly at Bloomingdales, Saks, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s.
The Halston Heritage line keeps in the tradition of Halston himself who, through his licensing agreement with JC Penny back in the 70s, accredited his designs to the department store so his clothing was accessible to a variety of women at different income levels.
I actually stumbled upon the Halston Heritage line at Bloomingdales last Christmas while looking for an outfit to wear to a 40th birthday party. I was blown away by the disco-era dresses that had an ingenious spin to them.
|Dolman Sleeve Dress|
But truth be told, most of us weren’t lucky enough to have experienced the Studio 54 era, but Halston Heritage is doing a great job of bringing that nostalgia to us through its timeless collection.