Malan Breton from Taiwan showed his Spring '10 collection yesterday, including his first menswear collection. He took his inspiration from the image "Flight of Freedom," a black-and-white photo of his friend Leigh Alderson from the Royal Ballet, shot by Dublin's Karin Pritzel.
In typical Malan fashion, the affair was elegant, romantic, and just slightly over the top. He had the Chelsea Symphony, a 45-piece orchestra playing throughout the show and ballet dancers on the runway. Eagle-eyed Bravo-philes will also recognize Ronnie and Holly from the first season of Make Me A Supermodel walking on the runway. Among the attendees were Diana Eng, Terri Stevens, Alex McCord, Maria Menounos, Nikki Blonsky, Jermaine Jackson, and Christopher Straub (click here to see pictures).
As for the collection, well it was just like the show: elegant, romantic and slightly over the top. It's interesting that the women's looks were all mostly clean and simple but the menswear is where he really went... not so much "wild," but as wild as Malan gets. We don't know if either of us could pull off a floral suit or top coat but the pieces are so beautiful and luxurious we wouldn't mind trying.
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