Who created it? The iconic fashion label from the 1970s is back, although this time round it has little to do with its founder, the late designer Roy Halston Frowick. Relaunched for autumn-winter, the brand is run by a team that includes owners Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe serves as a consultant. Looking after the creative side of things is Italian designer and Versace veteran Marco Zanini.
Why we love it: over the years, designers have tapped into Halston's simple but elegant look - seamless evening dresses and easy-to-wear separates - but Zanini's designs are decidedly modern. The collection consists mostly of daywear and includes his signature blouses, skirts and shirtdresses. The highlights, naturally, are unstructured evening dresses made from wool, cashmere, jersey and French silk. The palette is traditionally Halston, with dusty pastels that include taupe, violet and blush, accented by burned orange and mustard. It's minimalist to the max, making it sleek and sexy.
What we'd pick: it's all about the gowns, such as a long-sleeved, scoop-neck, floor-length dress (right; HK$24,590) or a black dress with a dramatic cape at the back (top; HK$32,490). If it's a cocktail dress you're after, you can't go wrong with the one-sleeve chiffon shift dress (HK$18,890).
Where can you get it? Halston will be available next month at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.