Michael Halpern hails from New York, but has lived in between London, Paris, and the United States for the past five years. After his BA at Parsons School of Design, he immediately started working as a designer for J.Mendel and then joined one of the teams at Oscar de la Renta.
Leaving New York behind, Michael then embarked on a journey to grow his own personal vision and enrolled in the masters programme at Central Saint Martin’s in London, what he has described as ‘the best decision I could have made’. His master’s collection garnered much attention from fashion critics, stylists, and journalists. Currently he is a part of the atelier Versace team as a consultant for the couture collections whilst continuing on the next season of his namesake brand, Halpern.
The Halpern brand is about unabashed glamour, modern and reimagined embellishment, and a sense of hyper femininity with a nod to classical couture.