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Twice a year, New York City gets all dressed up for Fashion Week, a congeries of runway shows, exhibits, and special events showcasing designers’ collections for the next following season.

By Nathan James

Among the storied names on display next week, is out fashion impresario Malan Breton, a globally-acclaimed clothier whose elegant creations have thrilled runway audiences and consumers alike, all over the world. His NYFW show is one of the most eagerly awaited of the week.

 

Breton, 43, rose to prominence during a long career that saw him advance from modeling and styling, to developing his own design label, which is today a major brand comprising menswear, women’s wear, accessories, and even a bridal line.

“I’m so excited about this new show”, Breton says, although he’s coy about what will actually appear on the runway. “I’ve got 5,000 seats,” he says, “come on out and see it.” The February 9 event, which begins at noon with a fabulous cocktail hour, preludes the runway extravaganza, which starts at 2 PM in the famous Madison Square Garden Theater.

There, Breton’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection will be on display. It’s part of Style Fashion Week, a must-see item for fashion aficionados and serious retail buyers.

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Breton studied at the iconic Julliard School near Lincoln Center, building his brand as he emerged into the industry, and later starred in his own Bravo TV web series, The Malan Show. He also became a fashion columnist for OK! Magazine, reporting on such top stories as the Academy Awards.

Jessica Pimentel wearing Breton at SAG Awards (Yahoo News)

Accolades and awards multiplied as the fashion world discovered his matchless talent, and Breton even opened a flagship retail outlet in NYC’s Greenwich Village. The designer still remains connected to his roots nonetheless, and was named Taiwan’s Tourism Ambassador, an honor he cherishes. However, fashion has always been Breton’s raison d’etre.

Exemplifying his ongoing quest for excellence, last Sunday, Jessica Pimentel of the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black stunned the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with an exquisitely revealing Breton dress made from recycled materials.

Widely judged the “sexiest dress” of the night, Breton told Yahoo News there was a theme being expressed in the garment. The dress “is inspired by the indigenous people of Taiwan, the butterfly, and the sculptures of Erte,” Breton noted. The creation followed Breton’s ongoing quest to merge art, visual statements, and fashion in his designs, which continue to be provocative and arresting.

To attend Malan Breton’s Style Fashion Week Show on Thursday, register for tickets here. The Madison Square Garden Theater is located a 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, directly above Midtown Manhattan’s Penn Station, which is served by the A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 subway lines, as well as Amtrak, NJ Transit, and the Long Island Rail Road.

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