MALAN BRETON | SPRING / SUMMER 2012
This season, Taiwanese born designer Malan Breton draws inspiration for new collection Fantôme, from the artwork of wildlife photographer John Aiden and the Chinese ceremony of the New Moon. Showcasing both Men and Women’s collections at New York Fashion Week, the self-taught designer incorporates the delicate movement of unearthly beings, transforming his elegant signature style into a darker, refined theatrical show.
Breton’s collection exuded bright clashing colours mixed with simple pastels and metallic tones, a far cry away from his FW11 range which produced a more subdued palette of blacks, greys and reds. Fantôme oozes charm; examples of the juxtaposed Men’s pieces included were navy jackets paired with bold yellow trousers whereas neutral beige trousers were rolled up at the hem and worn with flamboyant gold blazers.
For the Women’s collection Malan stuck with moody blues, greys and monochrome pieces, exuberant patterns were featured on trouser suits, skirts and dresses, all of which were teamed with specially designed accessories by United Nude and Ellen Christine Millinery to complete each look. Breton’s use of unique tailoring and fabric reign supreme in the collection and as always, remain effortless.
- Rebecca Towler