Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston was a popular clothing designer of the 1970s. Everyone who was anyone in the 70's was spotted wearing his designs at the discotheques.
He was fired from his own company in 1984 and in 1990 he passed away.
In 2008, however, Halston was revived. Liza Minelli reviled the new collection along with new investor, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Along with the creative aid of Rachel Zoe (an avid fan and collector of Halston herself) the relaunch was a success. And earlier this year Sarah Jessica Parker was confirmed as the new Creative Director.
Halston was aptly renamed Halston Heritage and the brand was a success!
And now? Halston announced this morning that it is relaunching menswear with luxury and heritage lines. These lines will be managed by Neema Clothing and designed by Studio Mauro Ravizza Kreiger in Italy, unlike the label's womenswear, which is made in-house.
The collection will be inspired loosely by the late designer's aesthetic, with roots in New York fashion, but still relevant for the global luxury consumer.
It seems that shoe designers everywhere are targeting the male market with their trainers.
Reggie Bush and Swizz Beats with Louboutins.
First, we had Christian Louboutin (better known for making heels that make women swoon) debut his first ever collection targeted at men in his Spring/Summer 2010 collection (a pair of which, which will set you back about 250 KD)
Now we have world-renowned shoe designer Jimmy Choo launching his first ever collection of high-top sneakers which cost roughly around 180 KD.
Converse All Star Lo White Plimsoll
Luckily, there's another trend going on and it's the PE plimsoll renaissance. Fred Perry and Vans have their own variants and the No.1 bestseller is Converse's All Star Lo white plimsoll.
And for 15/20 KD it's at a price both you and I can stand.