Unabashedly embracing exuberance and maximalism, London-based designer Michael Halpern’s sequin-swathed vision emanates an infectious joy that can’t help but be felt. An alumnus of Atelier Versace, J.Mendel, and Oscar de la Renta, Michael Halpern launched his namesake label in 2016 shortly after honing his signature glitter-disco aesthetic during his MA at Central Saint Martins. Inspired by his mother’s stories of iconic New York nightclub, Studio 54, Halpern offers show-stopping eveningwear richly beaded in unexpected color schemes with sequins made exclusively for the brand. Equipped with 70’s flares, asymmetric necklines, and exaggerated draping, Halpern’s designs inject classic American glamour with haute couture refinement. Constructed with meticulous attention to detail in Leicester, Halpern’s pieces allow for easy alterations for a perfect fit. Rapidly experiencing commercial success and landing the Emerging Talent Award from the British Fashion Council, Halpern represents growing inclinations towards glamour-infused optimism in the contemporary age.