After studying Fashion and Textile Management at Leeds University, Olivia von Halle worked for the Future Laboratory in London as a trend forecaster for clients including Louis Vuitton, Gucci Group and Lamborghini. In 2008 she moved to Shanghai, China where she continued working as a trend forecaster for various agencies and as a luxury brand consultant.
Coming home from evenings partying with friends, she would long to ditch her sky-high heels and constricting outfits for something glamorous enough to enjoy a gin and tonic in before sliding off to bed. Inspired by the lounging pyjamas worn by Coco Chanel and her contemporaries in the 1920s, she started work with her tailor to design the perfect pair of pyjamas. In 2011 she returned to London to launch the Olivia von Halle brand. Olivia now lives in London with her husband Hugo and boxer dog Bathtub.
Established in London in 2011, Olivia von Halle has become synonymous with re-invention and uncompromising luxury. Guided by a passion for travel and lifestyle, the brand takes inspiration from timeless pieces – be it the traditional silk pyjama or humble tracksuit – and transforms them into something truly exceptional, blurring the line between lounge and ready-to-wear.
Using the world’s finest materials and discerning, heritage techniques; Olivia von Halle fuses a love of the classic with a hunger for innovation and resolute attention to detail. From the Mother of Pearl buttons that finish the pyjama, to the unique silk-cashmere knit that’s been employed in making of the tracksuit, each piece is meticulously considered. The brand has quickly become a mainstay in the wardrobes of the fashion industry’s most inimitable personalities and counts Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow amongst its following.
Olivia von Halle has been awarded numerous accolades in acknowledgment of its commitment to the best quality, design, craftsmanship, service and innovation, including the ‘Blue Butterfly Trust Mark’ (2013); Walpole’s ‘Brand of Tomorrow’ (2013) and ‘The Leap 100’ fastest growing and most exciting businesses in the UK (2015). 2016 also saw it voted one of Britain’s coolest brands by the ‘CoolBrands’ council and the British public.
Olivia von Halle is sold by over 100 of the world’s most prestigious retailers including NET-A-PORTER.COM, ModaOperandi, Harrods, Selfridges, Printemps, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. After launching e-Commerce in 2011, Olivia von Halle opened its first ‘Flash Flagship’ on London’s Sloane Street in 2015. Its success saw a second temporary space opened on Sloane Square’s Pavilion Road in August 2016.