Kristel is writer and a fashion stylist from Athens, Greece. She recently relocated to Berlin, Germany and now lives between those two cities. She has worked for major Greek and international magazines, and runs Closet Liberation, her personal fashion project, that has grown to a collective of rebels and alternatives.

Malan Breton London Fashion Week FW19

After his FW2018 collection which was showcased in New York, Malan Breton returned to the global stage, that is London Fashion Week, with his SS19 collection “Show Girl”.

His late theatrical collection was an ode to the glamour wear and power dressing.

This time, he was inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies and tales of his grandmother’s days as a showgirl and opera singer, Malan Breton’s new work highlights the glamor of traditional showbiz. The Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway from 1907 to 1931.

 
Malan Breton: London FW19


 

It all started with a perfect tailored, yellow metallic tuxedo with feathers on the sleeves. Bold trench coats with big bows, sequined maxi and leather corset dresses, feathers, rails of tulle, hand-beading and embroidery followed. The woman that Breton had on his mind while making this collection, has to be shown and she has to be seen.

A subtle revival of bold tailoring brings seventies influence to bear on Breton’s menswear. Charming prints in hues of blue and powder pink twinkle with unapologetic metallics. Malan’s Taiwanese origin stands as the collection’s foundation stitching East to West with powerful embossed brocade.

We loved his fresh approach to couture fashion. Proving once more that he is one of the greatest showmen, Malan Breton marries personal performative history to the sharp lines and tailored specificity of his designs.

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