It was a vision of '70s Grecian glamour, pushed to the extreme, at Halston for spring – and what could be more apt for a fashion house coming out of a long slumber, than to return aesthetically to its heyday of four decades passed. Like stepping into a Roxy Music album cover, the models on display appeared like disco-era goddesses clothed elegantly in draped floor-length gowns and standing upon geometric classical-style stacked plinths, to a backdrop of tropical palm fronds. The deft young designer at the helm of Halston, Marios Schwab, was in attendance and doing the rounds; talking to fashion editors, journalists and even what appeared to be numerous gushing fans. His point of inspiration this season? Simply put, ‘Wild orchids’ was the answer. The collection, almost entirely consisting of dresses, was conceived in striking colour – coral, golden yellow, mauve, ivory, pale pink and camel, tied together with striking pseudo-Egyptian-cum-warrior-princess gold accessories. The open backs, sides and midriffs of the supple silk and chiffon confections throughout, added a contemporary and sensual feel to a collection that we will no doubt be seeing on the red-carpet in months to come.
His point of inspiration this season? Simply put, ‘Wild orchids’ was the answer.