June 17 2021 – Sam Brightmore
Roy Halston Frowick, better known simply as 'Halston', is a household name in fashion. Well recognised for defining the luxury American market in the 70s, his groundbreaking designs continue to influence today’s fashion industry and define iconic American style.
When you think of Halston, disco balls may takeover your iris' as he was also quite the socialite and a regular at the iconic Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Anjelica Huston, Liza Minelli, and his famed model entourage, the Halstonettes.
Halston is once again a hot topic, making a revival from the 1970s, as a result of the release of the Netflix original series 'Halston', which documents the designer's rise to fame and lavish lifestyle before spiralling out of control. Although a somewhat sad story, this does not take away from the amazing talent of designer Halston. It is definitely worth the watch, even just to see the amazing outfits!
Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to his brand to this day, as a new team of innovators, led by Chief Creative Officer Robert Rodriguez, continue to evolve the HALSTON legacy. Today HALSTON is a luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless collection of women’s ready-to-wear and dresses. They have released a limited edition HALSTON X Netflix collection to celebrate his life.