Intrepid BPR field reporter and BABDC maven Nancy T. files this report from Malan Breton's Spring 'o9 show at Bryant Park:
Malan Breton returned to the Bryant Park tents on Thursday September 11, 2008 to show his Spring 2009 Collection. This season’s inspiration: “The Five Elements Meet Glamour.” No, the fifth element is not Milla Jovovich (though she would look amazing in Malan’s fashions!) but metal. In honor of Malan’s new Jewelry collection, he married jewelry colors (amethyst, moonstone, topaz, and onyx among others) with fabrics that reflect the limpidity of water, sparkle of fire, weightlessness of air, fecundity (think flowers!) of earth, and shimmer of metal.
With all that going on, he kept the designs simple and classic. For the most part, what I noticed was not ‘how cool is that dress’ but ‘how cool that model looks wearing that dress.” And personally that’s what I want in my fashions. As usual, Malan picked very sensual fabrics including some really beautiful jacquards, organza, and shantung.
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