Opening the doors to The House Of Malan Breton is like stepping through into an immersive theatrical fashion experience . Breton revolutionizes silhouettes in ways that express modern techniques with couture techniques of centuries past. Taiwanese embroidery techniques are deeply sewn and rooted into the seams as well his soul. Gowns are intensely hand-sequined in rich reds and bold burgundies. Leather adorned in Swarovski crystals and Japanese fresh water dying techniques are a few of the masterful formulas used to create the luxuries of this collection. The metaphor of the snake slithers through the collection as a symbol of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.
Malan Breton on his inspiration…. “What if we could know the stories of the mad man, the other side of life as told by victims, what if we could know the pain, the suffering, the loss and abandon that bring the antagonists to madness? What if in this exploration of the psyche we learn that the evil, the unkind, were once pure? What if we knew their joys and could save them before their last moments. This season I try to tell a story of a Norma Desmond type character, before she loses her stability. Before she throws away her freedoms for unrequited love. Before the world knows her as a diva and a has been. A murderess. What if After Death we see the hearts of those who society drove to madness, before their utter demise. That is my vision this season for my AW19 collection.”
Malan Breton’s AW19 collection is a blissful reminder of better days – and the promise of the return of luxury.