Michael Halpen launched his namesake label in 2016. The New-York born designer founded and bases his brand in London, known for their opulent eveningwear. Halpern is inspired by stories shared by his mother of 1970’s New York- a time of unrivalled decadence and maximalist design.
Having grown up in awe of his mother’s old clothes, it was clear that Halpern designs would centre around dramatic and unapologetic glamour. Halpern produces party-ready attire, never compromising on colour, pattern or interest. Collections feature decadent prints of polka dot, zebra and leopard. Metallic hues are combined with feather details, crystal embellishments and multicoloured sequins. Mixing colours and prints in unexpected yet expert ways, Halpern designs are dramatic and show-stopping. From glitter mini-dresses to satin suits, the brand creates a distinctive and decadent aesthetic with both body-sculpting and exaggerated silhouettes. Halpern is certainly disco-inspired, and the designer wants his bold and opulent creations to make women feel powerful and confident at any event.
Halpern designs can be purchased through Matches Fashion, Net-a-Porter and Farfetch.