Michael Halpern: The King Of Glamour 2.0

\"I don’t think I’m very interesting,\" Michael Halpern tells me in his studio ahead of his fall 2019 show at London Fashion Week. He’s referring to the fact that, while his design aesthetic is high-octane glamour and dramatic draping, he wears head-to-toe black and sports a cap that rarely leaves his head. \"I’m not interested in what I’m wearing – it’s nice to look at someone else.\"Someone else is Marion Cotillard at Cannes, a vision in one of Halpern ’s signature sequin-laden designs; or Lupita Nyong’o at a Star Wars premiere in his aquamarine draped dress, or perhaps Adwoa Aboah in a cutaway mini with an asymmetric fluted sleeve. Despite the designer\'s modesty, as the women he\'s dressed prove, his trajectory has been anything but ordinary.Within a year of showing his debut collection at LFW in 2017, Halpern had won the Emerging Talent Womenswear category at the prestigious Fashion Awards, his eponymous label was stocked everywhere from Browns to Bergdorf Goodman, and