Renowned for his innate theatricality and artistic flavor, Malan Breton delivers a collection with depth, soul and literarey references. Inspiration derived from Edwardian Tarot, Merlin, Chinese astrology and The myth of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The four riders are seen as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.
“This collection, has been a journey of self-realisation, a point of gaining ones hope back in humanity. Rebuilding one’s shell, one’s armour, one’s heart. Love lost, valour, and watching gluttony, and greed change humanity for the worst….” – Malan Breton
Malan’s work echoes his deepest personal preoccupations. With that this fighting collection was built with the structure of strength in mind. Calculated decadence, rendered in a split between strong and seductive; the epitomisation of femininity.
Staying true to his Asian roots, opulent colour and exotic Swarovski embellishment reaches its apotheosis in this hair-raising debouch of pieces. All mastered by antique Asian techniques of weaving, embroidery and dying.
Fabrics used are all things chinoiserie-inspired; silk organza, silk tulle, silk brocade, reimagined kimono fabrics specially woven as well as Chinese brocades. Toughened by shearling, leather, tweed, Angora, feathers, glass beading and tourmaline. Malan sticks with his sustainable elements of recycled bottles created into paillettes.
Not for the faint hearted, this collection stands firm for battle.
About Malan Breton:
Malan Breton opened his first NYC retail shop for man, and woman, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Scaasi. Fantôme emulates the soul of Saville Row tailoring with an eastern influence, Breton’s premiere collection.
The Brand is InStyle Magazines number eight most tweeted fashion brand for 2017, known as “The Internets Fave Designer” (Yahoo News), and “one of New York City’s most celebrated designers of the past decade” (Amsterdam News). Malan Breton, originates from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2017 he was the first fashion designer to be a part of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, opening the first blockchain based online retail shop in fashion.
Malan Breton® is the recipient of the 2016 FGI “Rising Star” award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s “Eirene” award, the 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media. In 2011 Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were a nominee for the WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding collaboration. Malan Breton, is also the recipient of the 2015 NYIFF Award for best documentary short, as director of the biographical fashion film “Malan Breton – A Journey to Taiwan”, It was later considered for the Academy Award.
Malan Breton® counts Ariana Grande, Lorde, Celine Dion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bing Bing, Martha Plimpton, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, the KPOP bands BTS, Rania, and EXP Edition, Daniel Craig, Law Roach, Jessica Pimentel, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Bonang Matheba, Kiera Chaplin, Rachel Adejeji, Gavin Creel, Lena Hall, Katrina Bowden, Frankie Grande, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Florida Georgia Line, Anna Passey, Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard – Funk, the Prince of Wales, Ana Ivanovic, Rania, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fleur East, and Jade Thirlwall as clients.
Malan Breton® has also been featured onThe BravoTV Network, with his own show titled “The Malan Show” and has costumed Breaking Bad, The American Music Awards, The BET AWARDS, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, Quantico, Ru Pauls Drag Race, MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Australia’s Next Top Model, China’s Next Top Model, MTV’s VMAS, The Superbowl half time show for Pepsi, NBC’s Minute to Win It, The Today Show, and many, others.
Malan Breton is officially Ambassador of Tourism to Taiwan, and has designed the official government workwear, and stationary.
Photo Credit: “ALPHA” from Cipriani 42nd Street, Style Fashion Week, NYFW – Siobhan Fenton + David Berman