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Malan Breton is the designer and creative director of Malan Breton, Malan Breton – Fantôme, Malan Breton HOMME, Malan Breton Swim, and Malan Breton Bridal Collections. He also licences his name to a line of luxury outerwear, and shoes.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Breton, currently resides in New York City. He has been designing since the age of 11 and is known for his signature detailing, and fabrics.
Malan Breton won the 2014 European Fashion Council “Eirene” Fashion Award, and was nominated for a 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Award. In Sept of 2014, Malan Breton was named number 16 of the top 100 most popular people in entertainment, for his work in fashion, and costume, in American television from Taiwan by IMDB. In April of 2014 Malan Breton was voted by Ranker.com the 24th most famous person from Taiwan for his work in fashion,etc.
“His (Breton’s) clothes created a look of beauty” – VOGUE España,
“Beautifully executed” -WWD,
“In addition to his ethereal gowns and simple shift dresses, Breton also does menswear and bridal lines.” –ELLE
“Sleek” –W Magazine,
“Pants You Can Sleep In, a variation on volume came in the form of slouchy pajama pants from Malan Breton” –NY Times
“Classic,” –NY Daily News,
“Perfectly tailored” –CBS News,
“From gorgeous dresses, skirts and menswear, Breton clearly knows how to design with a woman’s body in mind!” –CNN
“Exquisitely tailored suit jackets” – Lucky Magazine,
“Sleek and Slim” -Esquire,
“Sharply tailored suits are Breton’s forte, and testament to his training at British heritage brand …” –LA Times,
“Breton is becoming known for his colourful silk men’s suits” -WWD,
“Red Carpet Ready!” –Maria Menounos
Malan Breton has dressed A- list stars like Ariana Grande, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Martha Plimpton, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, Daniel Craig, Katrina Bowden, Kathy Lee Gifford, Desmond Child, and Nolan Gerard – Funk, to name only a few. Breton’s fashions have noted mentions on the Oscar, Grammy, Cannes, Golden Horse, and numerous other A-list red carpets around the world, also dressing 2013 TONY awards winner Jerry Mitchell on his winning night, and 2014 TONY Award winner for “Best Musical” Bryce Pinkham. He is also known for discovering Sudanese supermodel Grace Bol.
To cater to his international clientele, Malan Breton opened the first flagship store in NYC’s East Village, in 2007.
“Malan Breton is hitting the East Village with ethereal gowns, funky feather dresses, and slightly more casual bubble-hem numbers.” –NY Magazine,
“Gorgeous space, and beautiful clothes!”- Bravo TV,
“Meant to look like the dressing room of a Hollywood starlet in the 1930’s” –AMNY
Due to massive growth and expansion into menswear, accessories, bridal, and the quickly evolving international platform, offices were opened in Manhattan’s garment district to focus on wholesale sales, and licensing.
Known for designing the look of NBC‘s number one rated game show “Minute to Win It” for which Malan Breton was nominated for a 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Award. Malan Breton has also lent expertise in the industry to OK! Magazine, Cosmetic Executive Women, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Today Show, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, Princeton University, Dallas Morning News, Bravo TV, MTV’s Music Awards, Project Runway, CBS News and countless other press, media, and educational outlets. Breton’s Collections have been featured in hundreds of thousands of media outlets around the world, including being featured on the hit AMC show “Breaking Bad“.
Key Dates ( via Wikipedia)
In 2003 Malan Breton was hired to design the working wardrobe for New York City restaurant Megu, for sommelier Ryo Wada. The couture wardrobe consisted of fourteen separates, made in silk, jade, embroidery, and traditional Japanese kimono elements. These are known as Breton’s first design pieces, and his first professional design job.
From 2006 to 2012 ELLE Magazine partnered with Malan Breton collections to present the men’s and women’s fashion shows at New York Fashion Week.
Malan Breton Collection’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week official Bryant Park fashion shows for 2008 Fall, and 2009 Spring, were sponsored by Michael Buble and Warner/ Reprise.
In 2009 Malan Breton created a capsule collection for Bravo Television Media’s, “Shop by Bravo” website, the collection consisted of handbags, and men’s jewellery.
For Spring 2009 Twentieth Century Fox partnered with the Malan Breton fashion show at Bryant Park, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Julie Andrews classic film Star. The collection was inspired by the film, and each of the guests received a special 40th anniversary edition DVD of the film.
For Spring 2010, Spring 2011, and Spring 2012 at New York Fashion week, Malan Breton Partnered with Swiss watch company Rado Switzerland to create theatrical stage experiences, incorporating Ballet, fashion, and Symphonic Orchestras to feature his collections.
In 2011 Malan Breton created the iconic red wedding gown line, Oui for Mattison by Malan Breton, for the wedding company Mattison Network, Country Club Bride. The gown was a featured item on Lifetime Television, OK! Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and ELLE.
In 2013 Malan Breton partnered with The Estate of Marilyn Monroe and the JTV licensed collection of Marilyn Monroe jewellery to present the Fall 2013 collection at NY Fashion Week. The jewellery replicas from Monroe’s private collection were paired with Breton’s designs.
For Fall 2014 Malan Breton and Nestle Purina Petcare Company brand Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food collaborated at New York Fashion Week. Breton designed (a capsule collection with) looks inspired by the signature mascot, a silver chinchilla Persian cat.
For Spring 2015 Malan Breton presented the collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a partnership with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the show was titled “Malan Breton a Journey to Taiwan; The Heart of Asia”.
In 2011 Malan Breton became the first designer in the history of fashion whose designs were part of a packaging deal with XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii systems, and ZOO for the video game “Minute to Win It“.
Malan Breton also has a syndicated, celebrity fashion column in OK! Magazine titled “Malan’s Musings” and his fashion coverage of the British royal wedding received 10.8 million unique views and coverage in over 100 publications. His Bridal collection was also a consideration of the bride to be.
Malan Breton is one of the first fashion houses to utilise social media to market the brand and is known as one of the innovators of Viral Marketing, and Internet technology in fashion.
Malan Breton was the subject of a six part series on Bravo TV titled “The Malan Show” “A six part series following the process of making it in America as an independent designer!” –Page Six
Malan Breton Collection is featured globally with its signature silks and men’s blazers as one of the hottest items amongst the male and female stars of Hollywood and the great white way. Breton cultivated his knowledge of menswear construction while at Turnbull & Asser. His mentors in fashion have included Paul Cuss, Eileen Ford, and Arnold Scaasi .
Malan Breton, finds the importance of promoting the arts. Malan Breton signature fashion shows have featured dancers from The Royal Ballet, NYC Ballet, and partnerships with musicians like Michael Buble/ Warner Reprise, Ariana Grande, 20th Century Fox, The Chelsea Symphony, and others.
As a Philanthropist, Malan Breton Collection has dedicated their efforts to amFAR, and Care and Share India (To bring awareness to this organisation Malan Breton closed the NASDAQ in 2011).
As a designer “Breton is self taught and never went to design school. Talk about raw talent!” –NY Daily News.
For more on Malan Breton please visit www.malanbreton.com