The Malan Breton show was more of an experience rather than the traditional runway show. It was a journey to his homeland of Taiwan which makes this collection extra special. He gave you the feel of his heritage through live instrumentals, dance, and imagery.
Known for his signature details and prints, he pushed a light to high toned color palate throughout the show. Breton used traditional Taiwanese silhouettes and incorporated modern shapes which made for a very grand collection. For me, the highlight was the men as they hit the runways in traditional suits with non-traditional colors and prints. He is one of the few that is pushing loud hues into menswear to shake things up. Men strutted in extra luxurious velvet sheen tailored (Taiwanese) printed suits and calf length trousers that I still haven’t formed an opinion on. I’m attracted to Malan Breton’s strength with color, his choice of fabric and his ability to mix textures, but for me I wasn’t to thrilled about the collection as a whole.
As I sat back and consumed the show I felt women took to the men’s collection more than anything because of the high volume of color. I pictured myself throwing on one of his suits, clutch, killer heel and a clean slick pony of some sort. Maybe that’s the stylist in me, but it takes a certain type of audacious man to be clothed in this collection.
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