Malan Breton

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Malan Breton
Malan bleu.jpg
Malan Breton photographed by Shane A O'neill
Born (1973-06-16) June 16, 1973 (age 43)
Taipei, Taiwan
Education The Juilliard School, Circle in the Square
Website www.malanbreton.com

Malan Breton (born June 16, 1973) is a Taiwanese-born American fashion designer based in New York City. He launched his namesake label "Malan Breton" in 2005. The label is associated with menswear, womenswear, outerwear, accessories, and bridal.

History[edit]

Breton was born in Taipei, Taiwan.[1] Breton is self-taught and never went to design school.[2] He began designing fashion at the age of eleven but grew up, as a performer, in the entertainment industry.[1]

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.[3] As a model, Breton was photographed by top photographers and directors Herb Ritts, Len Prince, Hype Williams,[4][5] Thom Oliphant,[6][7] Joseph Kahn[8][9] 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.[10]

His mentors in fashion include Arnold Scaasi, also noted is his training at British heritage brand Turnbull & Asser .[11]

In 2005, Breton was one of twelve new designers to watch for on the New York runway in WWD Women's Wear Dailies "Cheat Sheet".[12]

In 2007 Malan Breton opened the first Malan Breton flagship store in NYC's East Village.[13]

Malan Breton Collection expanded in 2008 to include Malan Breton Accessories.[14]

In 2010 Malan Breton expanded to include a full line of menswear - Malan Breton Homme (Men)[15]

In 2014 Malan Breton expanded into outerwear with his first license [16]

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.[17]

TV/video game collaborations[edit]

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.[18][18][19]

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.[20]

Television[edit]

Breton was the subject/host/co-producer of The Malan Show featured on BravoTV.com as a weekly web series. It followed the process of making it in America as an independent designer.[21][22]

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.[23]

Fashion columnist[edit]

Malan Breton contributed weekly to OK! Magazine's column "Malan's Musings",.[24] Breton covered the 82nd Academy Awards for OK! Magazine in a column called "Malan Breton Takes on Oscar Fashion!"[25] Malan Breton and Jeannie Mai covered red carpet fashion for the 2012 Golden Globes Awards for OK! Magazine.[26]

Charity[edit]

Malan Breton dedicates their time to amFAR[27] and Care and Share India[28] July 7, 2010 Fashion Designer Malan Breton presided over the NASDAQ closing Bell accompanied by representatives from Care and Share India.[29]

Awards[edit]

Breton has won numerous awards including the 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award, 2016 Fashion Group International "Rising Star" (Menswear), [30] 2015 Taiwan Tourism Award,[31]NYIFF Best Documentary Short, Director "Malan Breton A Journey to Taiwan";[32] 2014 United Colours of Fashion "Fashion Icon",[33] 2014 European Fashion Council, Bulgarian Fashion Awards, "Eirene";[34] and nominated for the WGSN Global Fashion Award "Outstanding Collaboration, Malan Breton and NBC".[35]Additionally he came in 14th in the third season of Project Runway. In January 2016, CNA News Taiwan noted Breton, as ambassador to Taiwan for Tourism.[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b collection. "Malan Breton Biography". Malanbreton.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New York Daily News". Daily News. New York. Retrieved October 18, 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ Malan Breton Collection. "themalanshow". Malanbreton.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "It's All About The Benjamins (Remix): Puff Daddy ft. The LOX, Lil' Kim, and Notorious B.I.G. review". Reviewstream.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Diddy – It's All About the Benjamins Remix". YouTube. September 17, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Patricia Kaas – Quand J'Ai Peur De Tout". YouTube. July 19, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Joseph Kahn". Joseph Kahn. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Fashion Designer Malan Breton". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved October 18, 2011. [dead link]
  11. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/14/news/la-ar-style-fashion-week-la-kicks-off-20131014
  12. ^ "Cheat Sheet – Fashion Features – Fashion". WWD.com. February 5, 2005. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  13. ^ http://www.papermag.com/2006/11/project_runways_malan_breton_o.php
  14. ^ Malan Breton Collection. "Malan Breton Collection". Malanbreton.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  15. ^ Malan Breton collection. "Malan Breton Homme". Malanbreton.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  16. ^ http://www.nycaribnews.com/news.php?viewStory=3390
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/search/name?birth_place=Taipei,%20Taiwan
  18. ^ a b http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615676/fullcredits#cast
  19. ^ Like Minute to Win It. "Minute to Win It – NBC Site". Nbc.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  20. ^ http://www.mbfashionweek.com/designers/malan_breton
  21. ^ The Malan Show Bravo TV Index Archived December 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Malan Breton Collection. "themalanshow". Malanbreton.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Australia's Next Top Model s04e10 Episode 10 part 3". YouTube. June 24, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Malan Breton – OK! Magazine – The First for Celebrity News". OK! Magazine. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  25. ^ "OK! EXCLUSIVE: Malan Breton Takes on Oscar Fashion! – OK! Magazine – The First for Celebrity News". OK! Magazine. March 8, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  26. ^ 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. 
  27. ^ "Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Cyndi Lauper, and Kylie Minogue at amfAR's Inspiration Gala". Style.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  28. ^ http://www.malanbreton.com
  29. ^ "MarketWatch.com". MarketWatch.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  30. ^ Feitelberg, Rosemary (January 28, 2016). "Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, Aerin Lauder, Brandon Maxwell and Malan Breton Among FGI Rising Star Winners". WWD.Com. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  31. ^ Shan, Shelly (March 4, 2015). "Tourism Bureau honors foreigners with awards". Taipei Times. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  32. ^ "'A Journey to Taiwan' wins award at New York festival". May 19, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  33. ^ "Malon Breton: 2014 Fashion Icon of the Year". United Colors of Fashion. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Malan Breton: More than just a label". 1883 Magazine. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  35. ^ "WSGN Global Fashion Awards". Missnala Land. June 25, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  36. ^ "奧運射箭女單 譚雅婷晉8強". CNA News Taiwan. January 1, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 

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