Malan Breton’s diverse collection was a blend of ‘70s androgyny, badass biker, and ladylike elegance with a touch of steam punk.
For men the collection was peppered with metallic accessories including belts and mask-like headwear. The looks ranged from tailored suits in black, white, magenta, and camo, to more casual ensembles featuring knee-high sneaker boots, leather vests, and in some cases, an underwear and button down combo reminiscent of a high-fashion Tom Cruise.
For women the line included many fantastic pant and skirt suits in traditional black, emerald velvet, and a bright, bubblegum pink. The models all rocked short black wigs and wide-leg pants added to the retro feel. Mixed in were dresses in very prim cuts that featured a contrasting floral/camo print in light pink and varied greens.
Several beautiful wedding gowns walked the runway, but the real showstopper was the final look, a tangerine empire-waist gown complete with crown and train. The look was showcased in a fittingly royal fashion with the model flanked by an entourage of men in striking red suits and jackets. In the course of the 20-minute show we saw daytime, eveningwear, wedding gowns, edgy looks, and an ensemble fit only for a queen. But Breton weaved the collection together so well that every look felt right at home on the runway.
– Celena Colby (Photo Credit: Jamie Ditaranto)