Taking inspiration from Mary Blair, a pioneering female illustrator who helped to define Disney’s visual language in the 1940s and 50s, The Dreamworld Collection’s designs are painterly, playful, and richly hued. Blair conjured high fantasy with feminine edge, creating dazzling colour palettes and delicious scenery for classics including Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. Her divine visions inform prints featuring elaborate palaces, ritzy bows, and abundant florals, while heraldic motifs in luxurious devoré add an extra note of majesty.
Blair’s artistic ethos can also be felt in the crafting of key pieces. The divine bow print was hand-painted in house at Olivia von Halle’s London atelier before being translated into a screen-print, and a delectable array of coloured silks were chosen with her vivid colour combinations in mind. Made for only the most decadent down-time, whether flicking through the morning papers or holding court by the cocktail cabinet at midnight, these pieces are as leisurely as they are luxurious.
Reflecting this mood of relaxed glamour, this season’s fresh offerings marry tactility with all-out splendour. Softly sumptuous, crinkled silk velvet invites not just a closer look but a temptation to touch in the form of the Capability Emerald robe and matching Yves Emerald pyjamas. Equally jewelled, the Queenie Noble and Casablanca Noble are fit for queens in shining gold lurex velvet devoré. This royal seam continues in prints including the Effie and Esme, inspired by the flowers on Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation gown designed by Norman Hartnell, while the Dream’s enchanted palaces reimagine the buildings in Balmoral’s gardens through a Mary Blair-style painterly lens.
For the truly regal, new cocktail pyjama Jagger brings an elevated sophistication. Comprised of tailored tuxedo and palazzo trousers, this impeccable set is crafted in fabrics including gloriously soft silk velvet and understated sandwashed silk. For those looking for an extra luxe touch, Dolly slippers in caramel and ivory merino wool will keep feet warm and well cared for all winter, while an array of signature Olivia von Halle eye masks come with a new clutch pouch - perfect for gifting.
Melding whimsical elegance with queenly grandeur, The Dreamworld Collection wears its opulence and artistry with ease. The epitome of indoor chic, as the days draw in these designs invite the wearer to turn all-day lounging into a fine art.
The Resort 2024 collection will be available to shop online on oliviavonhalle.com, at the Olivia von Halle flagship store and with select stockists worldwide from October 2023.