Saturday, February 14, 2009

Malan Breton Fall 2009

BPR's gal on the scene Nancy T. took time out from her BABDC duties to attend Malan Breton's Fall 2009 show yesterday evening:

Friday the 13th was not an unlucky day for Malan Breton. He showed his Fall 2009 collection to a throng of admirers in a packed art gallery. It was February 13, and Eli Klein Fine Art hosted the show, which benefitted the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

The clothes and models were stunning in a way more befitting an art gallery than a runway. The clean lines stark color palette (mostly black, white, and red) set off some incredible details including a feather-covered jacket and a skirt embroidered with Chinese coins, and pearls. The fabrics were classic Breton – chiffons, jacquards, tulle, taffeta, and organzas. All in all, the collection seemed more formal than much of Malan’s earlier work, successfully balancing the fine line between luxe and ostentation.

Click here for more of Nancy's report and photos including the amazing Amanda Fields (with a peek of Diana Eng for good measure) and a brief video of Malan talking about his inspiration for the collection.