About Malan Breton
Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Malan Breton, noted as "The Most Influential Designer You've Never Heard Of" by (British Vogue), is InStyle Magazine’s eighth most-tweeted fashion brand. Malan Breton is known as "The Internet’s Fave Designer" (Yahoo News), "one of New York City’s most celebrated designers of the past decade" (Amsterdam News) and one of the Top three designers to come out of Taiwan.
31, October 2019 Malan Breton was invited by the UK Royal Family, and the Parliamentary Society to present a collection of fashion at the 84th birthday celebration of HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent. Malan Breton is currently the UK Ambassador of the arts in Fashion as appointed by UK Parliament, and the Parliamentary Society.
Malan Breton, The Designer, originally from Taipei, Taiwan, became the first designer to become a part of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, opening the first blockchain-based, online, retail shop in fashion, in partnership with Tokenly and SohoMuse. His collections of clothing, fine jewelry, bridal and accessories for both men and women, can be found at department stores and specialty boutiques around the globe. Breton is also known as a master of the made-to-measure suit, having apprenticed under the Royal Warrant. Malan has a steadfast global following of businessmen, career women, celebrities, politicians and Royals and is known in the UK as “The Master of the Women’s Suit.”
Malan Breton® is the recipient of the 2016 FGI Rising Star Award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s Eirene Award and the 2015 and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion and media. In 2011, Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were nominated for the WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding Collaboration. As the Founder, Malan Breton is also the recipient of the 2015 NYIFF Award for Best Documentary Short, for his work as a director on the biographical fashion film, Malan Breton - A Journey to Taiwan.
Malan Breton® Collections have been called "Beautifully executed" (WWD), "Sleek" (W Magazine), "Classic" (NY Daily News) , "Glamorous" (Cosmopolitan), "Perfectly tailored" (CBS News), "Sleek and Slim" (Esquire), "Sharply tailored" (LA Times) , "Red Carpet Ready!" (Maria Menounos for ELLE TV) and "Breton is self-taught and never went to design school. Talk about raw talent!" (NY Daily News).
Malan Breton has dressed the world's top entertainers, royalty and sports figures including Lorde, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, Nikki Minaj, Marina Diamandis, Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line, Daya, Anne Winters, Nolan Gould, Arden Myrin, Kat McNamara, Lillie Buckingham, Chris Gorham, Emmett J Scanlan, Amber Heard, Anna Diop, Laura Bailey, Gregg Sulkin, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Jasmin Luv, Rocky Lynch, Vanessa J Simmons, Fernanda, Aurrejola, Echosmith, Michael Provost, Katelyn Nacon, Little Mix, Darren Criss, Paris Hilton, Fan Bing Bing, George Takei, Martha Plimpton, Kerry Washington, Michael Bublé, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Francia Raisa, Kimmy Shields, Natalia Barulich, Dakota Blue Richards, Princess Jazmin Grimaldi, Sierra McCormick, Millicent Simmonds, Ricki Lake, BTS, Daniel Craig, Celine Dion, Amma Asante, Megan McKenna, Lady Victoria Hervey, Yxng Bane, Jody Watley, Apollonia Kotero, Amir Khan, Hannah John Kamen, Vivica A. Fox, Jessica Pimentel, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Attwood, Bonang Matheba, Kiera Chaplin, Gavin Creel, Katrina Bowden, Frankie Grande, Danny Burstein, Kathy Lee Gifford, Desmond Child, Paul Wesley, Baayork Lee, Paula Abdul, Ana Ivanovic, Nene Leakes, Titus Burgess, Law Roach, Nate Burleson, Sam Pinkleton, Fleur East, Jade Thirlwall, Omar Sharif Jr., Camille Grammer, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Bryan Batt, Lana Del Rey, Mara Wilson, Jerry Mitchell, Kristine W, Lena Hall, Orfeh, Sherri Saum, Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, Nina Arianda, Michelle Krusiec, Nikki Blonsky, Nadine Coyle, Laura Wright, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Maye Musk, Rebecca Luker, Soo Joo Park, Guy Fieri, Irina Pantaeva, Sonja Morgan, Nell Hudson, Justin Guarini, Myleene Klass, Lilla Crawford, Sherie Rene Scott and the Prince of Wales, among others. The collection has been featured on the covers of over 200 magazines and publications worldwide and in thousands of publications globally.
Malan Breton® Design Partnerships are vast and have included Taiwan, Rado Switzerland, Joico, LALIQUE, Batiste, SWAROVSKI, Warner Reprise, 20th Century Fox, Fancy Feast, NBC, Pepsi, Nintendo, Xbox 360, the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Jewelry TV, The Smithsonian Museum, Princeton University, NYC Ballet, NY1, MTV, Bravo TV’s “Shop by Bravo,” Brother, and Singer Sewing Machines.
Malan Breton® The Brand was featured on its founder’s show, "The Malan Show," a six-part series following the process of making it in America as an independent designer, as well as Page Six, “The Voice UK,” The Tony Awards, The American Music Awards, the Olivier Awards, “Breaking Bad,” the BET Awards, CBS’ “Quantico,” DOVE Soap’s beauty campaign, “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” MTV's “America's Best Dance Crew,” Australia's “Next Top Model,” China's “Next Top Model,” Lifetime Network, MTV's VMA Awards, the “Superbowl Half-Time Show for Pepsi,” NBC's “Minute to Win It and “The Today Show,” to name a few.
Malan Breton, The Brand was in consideration to design the royal wedding gown for Katherine Middleton, Duchesse of Cambridge, in 2011. Malan Breton, the Brand’s founder, was officially Appointed an Ambassador of Tourism of Taiwan and has designed the official government workwear and stationary. Malan finds his work even more enriching in Philanthropy, where he is on the Board of many children’s charities and is the featured designer for “War Childs” global efforts. In 2018, Malan Breton introduced its first Fragrance named “II III VI.” The scent is comprised of eight flowers from Taiwan and the Malan Hua Iris, which he is named for.
Malan Breton, The Performer, Discovered as a model in the 1990’s Breton modeled for the top fashion photographers in the world. Breton has appeared globally on TV, Stage, and in film. He has been featured on “Project Runway”, “Americas Next Top Model”, “China’s Next Top Model” , “Australia’s Next Top Model”, “The Real Housewives of NYC”, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, “MTV’s Detox”, and his own TV show featured on the Bravo network called “The Malan Show”. As a danseur Breton has danced with Paula Abdul, Missy Elliot, Puffy Combs, Anne Reinking, and many others. As a performer since the age of seven, Breton has appeared in productions globally, even lending his name for charity to Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, “Easter Bonnet”. His voice can be heard in campaigns for Sothebys, Banana Republic, ABC, and he was the Voice of ESPN’s Xtreme sports. He has appeared as a commentator for “MTV News”, “E News”, “NBC’s The Today Show”, “Fox Morning Show”, “CBS morning show”, and “OK! Magazine” where he had his own column ‘ Malan’s Musings’. He is also an award winning film director, and has produced shows for TV, film, and theatre. In 2017 Breton’s theatrical piece “Everywhere at the end of time” was performed at Madison Square Garden to standing room only audience. As an actor Breton last appeared opposite “Academy Award” winner Celeste Holm, In a film called “College Debts”, Fun fact Malan Breton was one of the models in the 2001 film “Zoolander”.