Topshop has announced its next designer collaboration – it will be creating a 28-piece partywear collection with London Fashion Week designer Michael Halpern in time for the festive season.
Halpern is known for his Studio 54-inspired aesthetic and the collection with Topshop, which has prices starting from £35, will include neon velvet separates, sequinned jumpsuits and iridescent camouflage mini dresses.
The project is one of the first major announcements to be made since Anthony Cuthbertson was appointed global design director for Topshop and Topman in January, having previously been with Just Cavalli.
Cuthbertson said of the collaboration, news of which was first revealed on Instagram: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Michael; especially at such an exciting time in his career. Our capsule embodies the disco spirit and signature feminine silhouettes he is renowned for; we can’t wait to bring the world of Halpern to Topshop with styles that will no doubt kick-start the partywear season for our customers.”
Halpern won the British Emerging Talent for Womenswear Award at The Fashion Awards, organised by the British Fashion Council, last year. He began his career in New York having graduated from Parsons School of Design, before coming to London to study for a masters at Central Saint Martins.
After graduating he was hired as a consultant by Atelier Versace and went on to launch his own label which was debuted at London Fashion Week in February of last year. Leading retailers such as Matchesfashion.com, Browns and Bergdorf Goodman picked up his collection and his designs have been worn by Amal Clooney, Lupita Nyong’o and Adwoa Aboah.
He said of the Topshop line, which launches in November: “I think it’s fabulous that as a younger brand we’re able to work with Topshop, making the type of clothing we do for the main Halpern collection in an accessible way so more people can really feel the glamour. I want the whole world to feel as glam as possible, and this type of collaboration is a fantastic way to accomplish that.”