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.
Olivia von Halle is a British luxury nightwear brand that launched at London Fashion Week in September 2011. Its directional take on traditional nightwear has made it a Fashion Editor favourite and a regular fixture in top global publications including Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler and Vogue.
The brand can be found in over 65 stores in 17 countries including Harrods, Selfridges, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and online with Net-A-Porter.com. Focusing on beautifully cut silk pyjamas in stunning, exclusive prints, Olivia von Halle has quickly made a name for itself as the go-to brand for high-end nightwear. Celebrity fans of the brand include Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Perminova.
In 2013 Olivia von Halle was awarded the ‘Blue Butterfly Trust Mark’, which is given to brands and companies that have a positive impact on people and the planet.