Monday Muse: Halston’s History Inspires Halston Heritage Resort 2015

Halston Heritage Resort 2015

Halston Heritage Resort 2015

For two years now, Marie Mazelis has been leading the team at Halston Heritage, the contemporary label that’s been tasked with updating Halston’s ’70s signatures for the modern market. And while the main line remains in limbo — the drama includes characters such as Harvey Weinstein, Rachel Zoe and even Sarah Jessica Parker — the Halston Heritage line has been a commercial success, remaining one of Nordstrom’s most popular lines and expanding across the country with a collection of boutiques that retain all the sleek sophistication of the original Halston flagship in New York. For resort, Mazelis was inspired by Naomi Sims and Halston’s hand-painted caftans, which walked the runway in 1972.

Mazelis is based in L.A., and while that’s a world away from the label’s NY roots, it does allow the designer to see real girls wearing the clothes during their own daily grind — whether that includes trips to Studio 54 or not. So with real girls in mind, the collection that Mazelis presented incorporated Halston signatures that were not only updated for today, but also moved her vision for the line forward.

Halston Heritage Resort 2015

Halston Heritage Resort 2015

Halston Heritage Resort 2015

Halston Heritage Resort 2015

Suede, one of Halston’s signature fabrics, made an appearance in separates and a covetable trench, which had zero closures but plenty of that luxe louche look that resort collections strive for. Disco-era staples were in full force, such as those caftans (which looked particularly of the moment) that Halston showed in ’72 and jumpsuits, which are still having their time in the fashion spotlight. This season’s was modernized via a trompe l’oeil tuxedo lapel rendered in embroidery.

The vintage scarves that inspired the collection were reinterpreted through graphic paneling and bright shots poppy and rose. For girls who do head to the dance floor, there were sequined pieces that looked completely modern. Because genuine Halston is so hard to find (and so expensive) when it hits the vintage racks, having to make do with Halston Heritage is no problem at all, especially with great pieces like these.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.