One of Fall 2010's hot tickets will be Marios Schwab's debut at Halston—it's certainly one of the most interesting and buzzy fashion "castings" of recent date. In the interim, a design team produced a small collection for Spring that was orchestrated to harmonize with the relaunch of the Halston fragrances. (The biomorphic bottles were originally sculpted by Elsa Peretti in the seventies, but what's in them has been reformulated with "modernized juice.") Two of the fragrances' top notes, lavender and poppy, even inspired the season's color palette. How's that for a neat merchandising package?
As for the clothes, they leaned heavily on the heritage of the house, although there were some of-the-moment jumpsuits and minidresses in trendy neutrals. Timeless was a simple, strapless, sunset-hued chiffon dress with a deep ruffle hem that just smelled of summer.