Fans, fashionistas, journalists, models, bloggers, and photographers were enthralled with Malan’s most recent creations. At the conclusion of the show, Malan’s models stomped their feet in rhythm to the beat of the music, emulating a military march.
Backstage, Malan spoke passionately of how and why his latest collection reflects the times we live in, noting that life has changed since he arrived New York City in 1996. In fact, Breton completely abandoned his original collection intended for this show, replacing it with designs that were more representative of America as Malan sees it in the year 2017.
Among the celebrity models in Breton’s show included Frankie Grande (Ariana’s brother), Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin; Kiera Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter), Dylan Grieco, and Janine Tugonon, among others.
Mason Grammer, the daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer and reality TV star Camille Grammer, modeled a floor-length floral gown with a dramatic ruffled sleeve.
Born in Taiwan, Malan is an award winning self-taught designer. Among his numerous citations include 2016 FGI “Rising Star” award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s “Eirene” award, the 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media.
Malan’s creations have appeared on the most elite red carpets. Among the notable names he has dressed include: Ariana Grande, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Kiera Chaplin, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Martha Plimpton, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, Daniel Craig, Katrina Bowden, Danny Burstein, Kathy Lee Gifford, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Omar Sharif, Frankie Grande, Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard – Funk, and Nate Burleson, to cite a select few.
A former student at Julliard School of Music, Milan initially came to New York City to pursue a career in entertainment and modeling. In 2007, Malan opened his first Malan Breton flagship store in the East Village of New York City.
“Our mission is to create an innovative platform to showcase extraordinary design talent to the global fashion through immersive events at the intersection of fashion, music and art,” said Style Fashion Week President Veronica Kerzner. “We are thrilled to have hosted such a successful milestone event at one of the world’s most iconic venues and are excited to head to the West Coast where Style Fashion Week will produce Los Angeles Fashion Week.”