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Janie Bryant Teams with L.A.’s Black Halo

Janie Bryant and Black Halo’s Laurel Berman

Now that her time at Mad Men has drawn to a close — the final episode has long been in the can, waiting for its on-screen debut later this year — costume designer Janie Bryant has turned her sights to something a bit more modern. The Emmy Award-winning stylist and costume designer has teamed with Los Angeles-based Black Halo (which celebrates a decade in the fashion business this year) for a capsule collection that blends Bryant’s signature silhouettes with Black Halo’s streamlined sheaths and is set to hit stores this summer.

This isn’t the first time that Bryant has delved into the world of collaboration. Previously, she’s teamed with Banana Republic for a pair of collections based on her work on Mad Men and worked on an accessories line with home shopping giant QVC. Bryant teamed with Black Halo after being introduced to the brand’s founder, Lauren Berman, through a mutual friend.

A look from the Janie Bryant for Black Halo collection.

“I€™m a huge Mad Men fan,” Berman told WWD.

“And there€™s such a connection with our brand in the sense that we are classic, with a lot of pencil dresses.”

Bryant’s trademarks, such as intricate floral jacquards and Rococo prints appear on Black Halo’s best selling pencil dresses and crop top, full-skirt pairings. But Bryant wanted to add more to the Black Halo vocabulary, too, adding neoprene — a fabrication you definitely wouldn’t find on set at Mad Men — in a sleek coat and faux poodle fur cropped jacket. In total, the collection will include 25 pieces and is scheduled to hit stores at the end of July. The Janie Bryant for Black Halo collection is also set to include a trench coat in rich colors as well as a sleek jumpsuit similar to one that she’s worn from the brand and the entire collection will range from $300 to $500. Like all of Black Halo’s offerings, the Janie Bryant for Black Halo collection will be manufactured completely in Los Angeles.

For more information, visit www.blackhalo.com.