OLIVIA VON HALLE THE VOYAGE COLLECTION
This season Olivia von Halle’s showcase of craftsmanship reaches new heights with The Voyage Collection.
May 8, 2023
Olivia von Halle‘s The Voyage Collection is an exclusive capsule that sees nine of the brand’s signature silhouettes elevated with exquisite sequin embellishment. Taking its inspiration from the long and languorous journeys made across the tropical landscapes of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in the 1930s, the collection delivers a dose of otherworldly glamour for the modern day.
Finished in butter-soft crêpe de Chine silk the ‘Caladrius’ pajama, slip dress, eye mask and slipper speak directly to the sartorial prowess of the society darlings who graced this route onboard the fabled Eastern Oriental Express. The Caladrius embellishment features tropical blooms and a shocking pink parakeet, reminiscent of the scenes that would have mesmerized passengers as they glided through the tropical rainforests of the far east, on board the iconic steam train. Together with the Amaya Caladrius robe, finished in seductively sheet silk georgette, a fabric first for the brand, these styles comprise the ultimate travel trousseau and prove that, when done right, the journey really can be the destination.
Combining statement-making sequins with the softest sage green silk, the embellishment on the ‘Demoiselle’ slip dress and robe depicts a tropical landscape twinkling by moonlight -fittingly these pieces are best enjoyed thus, preferably with an expertly crafted Singapore Sling in hand… Inspired by the endless balmy nights the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Somerset Maugham spent under the frangipani trees in the courtyard of the Raffles Hotel, these styles hark back to a time when indulgence was the order of the day.
Taking the concept of the cocktail pajama to the next level is the Wolfe Damaris. Cut from silk twill in a perfect peach hue, this piece combines a generously proportioned palazzo pant, expertly tailored shirt and sequined landscape embroidery to mesmerizing effect. Paired with the Damaris Slipper this style is too good to grace the bedroom alone. Whilst each piece is a show-stopper in its own right, it is the craftsmanship that takes center stage in this capsule collection. Hand-embellished by artisans in India, each embroidery has been crafted using techniques honed over thousands of years and is designed to be treasured forever.