Fashion designer Malan Breton
June 16, 1973 |
|Education||The Juilliard School, Circle in the Square|
Malan Breton (born June 16, 1973) is a Taiwanese-born fashion designer based in New York City. He launched his namesake label "Malan Breton" in 2005. The label "Malan Breton" is one of the top three hundred most recognized luxury brands in the world. The label is associated with menswear, womenswear, outerwear, accessories, and bridal. Breton is also known for his work as a photographer, actor, award nominated TV costume designer, columnist, producer, director, & media personality.
- 1 History
- 2 Philosophy and style
- 3 Awards and nominations
- 4 Celebrity clients
- 5 Partnerships and collaborations
- 6 Lectures and juries
- 7 TV/video game collaborations
- 8 Television
- 9 Fashion columnist
- 10 Charity
- 11 Books
- 12 Media references
- 13 Recordings
- 14 Television
- 15 As a producer
- 16 Filmography
- 17 Video Games
- 18 References
- 19 External links
Breton was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Breton is self-taught and never went to design school. He began designing fashion at the age of eleven but grew up, as a performer, in the entertainment industry.
In 1996, as a model, Breton moved to New York after a request by Versus and KCD to cast for the New York fashion week Spring 1997 Collection shows at 7th on Sixth. As a model, Breton was photographed by top photographers and directors Herb Ritts, Len Prince, Hype Williams, Thom Oliphant, Joseph Kahn to name a few.
Breton got his start (in fashion design) as a stylist. Some of his clients included Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, and Linda Evangelista. As Breton worked with these stars, he eventually fell into the design world.
In 2007 Malan Breton opened the first Malan Breton flagship store in NYC's East Village.
Malan Breton Collection expanded in 2008 to include Malan Breton Accessories.
In 2010 Malan Breton expanded to include a full line of menswear - Malan Breton Homme (Men)
In 2014 Malan Breton expanded into outerwear with his first license 
In 2014 Malan Breton was noted as number twenty-six of the one hundred most popular people in entertainment, for his work in fashion, and costume, in television, to have been born in Taipei, Taiwan by IMDB.
Philosophy and style
Awards and nominations
In 2014 Malan Breton (Taiwan), Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic), Carolina Herrera (Venezuela), and Hanae Mori (Japan) were winners of the "EIRENE" European Fashion Council Fashion Awards, Bulgarian Fashion Award. 
In 2011 Malan Breton and NBC Universal, Karl Lagerfeld, Matthew Williamson, Linda Farrow, and Opening Ceremony were nominated for the WGSN Global Fashion Award in the category of Outstanding Fashion Collaboration.
In 2010 Malan Breton won the Paolo Awards for best direction of a fashion show during fashion week.
Malan Breton has dressed celebrities from the worlds of television, music, film, and Broadway including: Ariana Grande, Kerry Washington,Nina Arianda, Scarlett Johansson, Minnie Driver, Ricki Lake, Martha Plimpton,. Malan Breton Collection was noted as InStyle Magazines look of the day, worn by American Actress Katrina Bowden.
The collections have been featured in W Magazine, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety Magazine, WWD, Vogue Italia, Vogue España, L’ Uomo Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Lucky Magazine, ELLE, on CNN, People, US Weekly, NY Times, GQ, Style.com, MTV, BRAVO, NBC, ABC, CBS, Arena, Lifetime, and LA Times.
Partnerships and collaborations
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.
In 2009 Malan Breton created a capsule collection for Bravo Television Medias, "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.
In 2010 Malan Breton created the "Hollywood Glamour" line for www.fashionstake.com, a line of dresses under the two hundred dollar price point.
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 Pet Care Company brand Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food collaborated at New York Fashion Week. Breton designed looks inspired by the signature mascot, a silver chinchilla Persian cat.
The label collaborated with Texas based shoe company J. Renee and created a shoe line for its Autumn/ Winter 2014 women’s collection.
For Spring / Summer 2014 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, at Lincoln Center, Malan Breton collaborated with Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, Breton designed what became the most popular nail/manicure trend in Europe for the Summer of 2014.
For Spring / Summer 2015 Malan Breton presented a collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center titled "Malan Breton a Journey to Taiwan" The show was a partnership with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, and featured a collection inspired by Taiwan.
Lectures and juries
In February 2008 Malan Breton along with, Teen Vogue's Mary Kate Steinmiller, Chris Benz, and Prabal Gurung, acted as Judges at the Fusion fashion show, featuring students from FIT and Parsons school of design
TV/video game collaborations
In 2010 Breton designed costumes for NBC's prime-time game show Minute to Win It. The show starred Guy Fieri which featured "Game Agents" Petra Lauren Gilmore and Ling Ai-Li Wang each week wearing Malan Breton designs. The show ran in America for four seasons, and is syndicated globally.
In 2011 Malan Breton's costume designs, for the television game show Minute to Win It, were part of a packaging deal with NBC/ Universal, Nintendo Wii systems, Xbox 360, and ZOO for the video game of the same name.
The collection was featured on an episode of Australia's Next Top Model (Cycle 4). In an episode called "New York, New York" The final 3 were judged in a retrospective catwalk of Breton's fashions, their finale fashion show before the top two were chosen.
Malan Breton covered the wedding of HRH William and Katherine the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for OK! Magazine, in a column titled "Malan's Musings: Fashion Friday Is Here - Royal Wedding Edition!" the column was syndicated by multiple press outlets, being read by 10.8 million readers.
Breton was also the host of the Designer to Designer video and editorial columns for La'g Magazine where he has interviewed designers such as John Bartlett, Max Azria of BCBG, Luca Orlandi of Luca Luca,
In 2012 Breton covered Mercedes Benz NY Fashion week for OK! Magazine in a column called "Malan's Musings," "Fashion Designer Malan Breton Takes You Inside NYC Fashion Week!" 
In 2013 Malan Breton was signed with "subject-based social media network" Sulia.com to be a featured fashion correspondent
Malan Breton dedicates their time to amFAR and Care and Share India July 7, 2010 Fashion Designer Malan Breton presided over the NASDAQ closing Bell accompanied by representatives from Care and Share India.
Malan Breton and his collections are referenced or featured in;
- Couture Hats: publisher Harper Collins 
- I'm No Angel: From Victoria's Secret Model to Role Model by Kylie Bisutti - Tyndale House Publishers
- Puce: publisher HINY
- Malan Breton Fantôme - A Photographic Essay : Isetan Publishing 
- Project Runway - The Show That Changed Fashion: publisher Weinstein Books
- American Fashion: publisher Books LLC
- People From Taipei: Publisher General Books
Malan Breton was referenced in the 2006 release by The Utility Project, titled "Malan Breton Signs Off"
In 2008 Malan Breton and the band Passerby recorded the song "Silent Night". In 2013 Breton's live recording of Jule Styne (composer) and Bob Merrill (lyricist) song "People", made famous by Barbra Streisand from the musical Funny Girl, was the most viewed cover of the song on YouTube.
|1997||VH-1 Pop up Video||Himself||Amy Grant "Takes A Little Time"
|1998||E! Fashion Emergency||As Emcee on Broadway - Broadway Production of CABARET||Fashion Emergency
|2002||Sotheby's||voice||Sotheby's Auction House|
|2003||ESPN Extreme Sports||voice||Global Championships
|2003||ABC Sports||voice||NBA - X Games
|2006||Project Runway||Himself/Guest||6 episodes Bravo /NBC/ Universal|
|2006||The Today Show||Himself||1 episodes NBC/ Universal|
|2008||Australia's Next Top Model||Himself||2 episodes FOX 8|
|2008–present||The Malan Show||Himself/Host||Co-Creator, 2008–present: Full-time Host, 2008: Celebrity Host Bravo /NBC/ Universal|
|2008||Bravo's A List Awards||Himself||Fashion Segment designing for Nikki Blonsky|
|2008||New York 360 Angle||Himself||1 episode NYCTV|
|2010||Minute to Win It||Costume Designer||costumer
season 1-present NBC/Universal
|2010||Better TV||Himself||1 episode|
|2010||NY1 Malan Breton at NY Fashion Week||Himself||1 episode Time Warner/CNN|
|2010||The Real Housewives of New York City||Himself||1 episode Bravo/NBC/Universal|
|2010||MTV Daily Detox||Himself||1 episode MTV / Viacom|
|2010||The 64th annual Tony Awards, Fashion on the red carpet||Himself/Host||1 episode Interviews with Aretha Franklin, Paula Abdul, etc. Broadway TV|
|2011||The Early Show||Himself||1 episode CBS|
|2011||NASDAQ TV||Himself||1 episode|
|2011||Fashion Television||Himself||1 episode|
|2011||MTV Video Music Awards||Himself||1 episode MTV/Viacom|
|2011||The Real Housewives of New York City||Wardrobe Designer||18 episodes Bravo/NBC/Universal|
|2012||Anderson with Anderson Cooper||Malan Breton Women's Collection Featured||1 episodes Warner Bros/ Telepictures|
|2013||Jewelry Television Marilyn Monroe Collection||Himself||50 episodes JTV|
|2013||E! News Live with Lawrence Zarian, walking for Malan Breton at NY Fashion Week||Himself||1 episodes NBC/Universal|
|2013||AOL NEWS Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Collection||Himself||1 episode AOL|
|2014||The Real Housewives of New York City||Himself as fashion designer||1 episode Bravo/NBC/Universal|
As a producer
|2008–present||Bravo TV's The Malan Show||6 episodes||Executive producer/host|
|2009||La'G Designer 2 Designer||3 episodes||Co-producer/host|
|2001||Zoolander||Model "Derelicte" Fashion Show (Uncredited)||Feature Film - Paramount Pictures films/Village Roadshow Pictures films|
|Once Upon A Dress||Himself||Documentary|
|2013||College Debts||Mr. Sebastian||Feature Film|
|2010–present||Minute to Win It||Costume Designer||Nintendo Wii XBOX 360|
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- "Shortlist | WGSN Global Fashion Awards". Globalfashionawards.com. December 3, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "Malan Breton Wins The Paolo « Glamwire". Glamwire.com. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
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- "Australia's Next Top Model s04e10 Episode 10 part 3". YouTube. June 24, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "Malan Breton – OK! Magazine – The First for Celebrity News". OK! Magazine. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "OK! EXCLUSIVE: Malan Breton Takes on Oscar Fashion! – OK! Magazine – The First for Celebrity News". OK! Magazine. March 8, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- Mon, Jan 16, 2012 - 8:04 AM (2012-01-16). "Style Experts Jeannie Mai and Malan Breton Weigh in on 2012 Golden Globe Awards Fashion". OK! Magazine. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
- McElroy, Steven (October 12, 2008). "My New York". The New York Times.
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- Breton, Malan. "la'g magazine – Videos – D2D: John Bartlett". Lagmagazine.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- Breton, Malan. "la'g magazine – Columns – To The Max! D2D with Max Azria". Lagmagazine.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- Breton, Malan. "la'g magazine – Columns – Luca – Lucaahh". Lagmagazine.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "Malan Breton | Profile on Sulia". Sulia.com. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
- "Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Cyndi Lauper, and Kylie Minogue at amfAR's Inspiration Gala". Style.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "MarketWatch.com". MarketWatch.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
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- "Fashion designer Malan Breton covers Barbra Streisand's "People" from the musical " Funny Girl"". YouTube. 2009-12-14. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
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- "Fashion Designer Malan Breton VOICE For ESPN/ABC X Games Global Championships". YouTube. 2010-04-12. Retrieved December 22, 2013.