A recent unseasonably warm night brought to us a captivating dream. Bohemian spirits danced in step with sophisticated silhouettes, leaving a longing for spring.
This mid-winter vision wasn’t just a fantasy. The latest collection by Kobi Halperin has arrived at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center, marking a Dallas exclusive. We can’t resist the appeal to our oft-divided, always fashion-forward, sense of style.
Launched in 2015, the Kobi Halperin Collection represents a new, self-named effort from the veteran designer, a former Executive Creative Officer for Elie Tahari and Kenneth Cole Productions. A native of Israel, Halperin’s aesthetic reflects nostalgic European inspiration – intricate details, fine textiles – combined with modern lines and versatility. Consider it a match made in heaven for all of us new bohemians.
As we plan our trips to explore the line, we connected with the designer for insight on his Neiman’s exclusivity, his take on Dallas style, and more:
DFW STYLE DAILY: How do you feel about this exclusive new relationship with Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center? The store is such a popular and beloved destination here in the Big D!
KOBI HALPERIN: “During my 18 years as a designer in New York, I’ve always been inspired by my travels to the Neiman Marcus headquarters and the NorthPark store in Dallas. For me, it is always an amazing experience.
“I’m also very inspired by all of the art and fashion in Dallas, and that’s something I take back with me after every trip. I have a great relationship with the Neiman Marcus family, and I feel very connected to the Dallas customer, so it’s very exciting to be able to have the collection exclusively in Dallas at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center.”
To your point about Dallas fashion, what is your perspective on the style of the Dallas woman? What are her standout characteristics?
“The woman that I love to design for is one who celebrates getting dressed in the morning. She loves fashion and understands quality and workmanship. I believe the Neiman Marcus Dallas customer is this woman. The Dallas woman is feminine and romantic, and she has this sensibility and confidence about her. She appreciates the details and workmanship, and she understands quality and fit. Most importantly, she really enjoys fashion!”
Finally, which items from your new collection do you feel will be particularly popular here in Dallas?
“I believe that our London Blouse, in the beautiful hibiscus color, will do very well. It is an off-the-shoulder blouse with beautiful ruffle details, that can be worn during the day and into the evening (pictured at top).
“I also feel that our Poppy Jacket will be popular with the Neiman Marcus NorthPark customer. This jacket is all about mixing rich textures – lace, tassels and embroidery – and it can also be worn during the day at the office or out to dinner in the evening (pictured above).”
Find the Kobi Halperin Collection at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center in Sport Shop, Level Two. Price points range from $298 – $598.