Metropolis: Renaissance revival

Laura Jayne Halton looked to the glories of Florence for inspiration for her winter collection, writes Lisa Brady.

10th November, 2013
Pallas textured velvet evening gown in deep emerald.

What do you get when you take inspiration from Renaissance art and apply it to couture? It's a question well answered by young Irish designer Laura Jayne Halton, who has translated the opulence of Florentine masterpieces such as Michelanglo's Doni Tondo and Botticelli's Primavera in a chic way with her luxurious winter collection.

Halton, who is also an artist, chose to highlight her new season pieces for our shoot in the opulent surroundings of the...

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