Luxurious, polished, and with sophisticated construction, designer Laurel Berman infuses a modern architectural simplicity into each Black Halo design. Black Halo pieces are form-fitted, instantly classic, and appeal to everyone from top fashion editors to style-making starlets. Understatedly cool with a touch of romantic rebelliousness, Black Halo is dedicated to feminine silhouettes, precision tailoring, and the art of fashion. Polishing her skills with some of the best design house in America, Laurel Berman founded her own label, Black Halo with wide critical acclaim. With the philosophy that fit is all that matters, the brand has become synonymous with modern contemporary style.
Born in Spokane Washington, Laurel graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science before attending The San Francisco Academy of Fashion. After graduation she relocated to Los Angeles to a bungalow on the canals near Venice beach to follow her dream. Her first job in fashion was as a glamorous customer service agent where she made every excuse possible to hang out in the design room. Through proximity and determination she was able to transition into an assistant designer position where she honed her skills. Her next gig garnered the Designer title in the Junior Sportswear and Dress market selling Contempo Casuals, Wet Seal and the like. A few years later, she made a move into the Contemporary market before landing at a private label manufacturer where she spent nearly 7 years generating 50 to 80 million dollars a year in the private label dress division. Looking for a challenge and the freedom to create was the inspiration needed to envision Black Halo which launched in 2002.
Laurel is a seasoned traveler and avid people watcher drawing inspiration for her collections from the pleasures and plight of daily life. A devoted yogi, she seizes the opportunity to practice no matter where she is in the world. She balances her time in Los Angeles with her love of travel by enjoying live music and the cities diverse food scene with her husband and Co-Founder, Sean Pattison. Beyond the collections, Laurel supports charitable organizations including Dress for Success that empowers women to achieve economic independence. Planet Hope whose mission is to empower and embolden those living in crisis and to inspire hope in their daily lives. From celebrities and runway models to the everyday woman, all fell in love with the dresses purely for their great fit. With its flawless designs, outstanding tailoring, and glamorous fits, Black Halo has established itself as one of the most coveted brands worldwide. Add glitz to your wardrobe with Black Halo dresses, jumpsuits, and gowns, available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, just to name a few.