Malan Breton is a Taiwanese born fashion designer, costumer, columnist, producer & media personality, Based in New York City. "Malan Breton" also refers to his brands of apparel, jewelry, and accessories.
Breton was born in Taipei, Taiwan on June 16 1973. Breton is self taught and never went to design school. He began designing at the age of eleven but grew up, as a performer, in the entertainment industry.
In 1996, as a model, Breton moved to New York after a request by Versus and KCD to cast for the New York fashion week Spring 1997 Collection shows at 7th on Sixth. As a model, Breton was photographed by top photographers and directors Len Prince, Hype Williams, Thom Oliphant, Joseph Kahn to name a few. Breton in 1998 was featured in David Barton Gym's "Look Better Naked" Campaign, photographed by Len Prince.
Living in New York, Breton got his start in fashion as a stylist for Barney's. His clients included Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, and Linda Evangelista. As Breton worked with these stars, he eventually fell into the design world.
Breton studied at Circle in the Square theatre school on Broadway.He performed on Broadway at the Henry Millers Theatre. Breton as a dancer worked with Paula Abdul. Breton acted as a fashion photographer from the years 2000-2004; this work is subject of a book named Fantôme 2000 - 2004. He became the promo voice of ESPN Extreme Sports and ABC Sports. He then left the entertainment industry in to launch Malan Breton Collection.
In 2005, Breton was one of twelve new designers to watch for on the New York runway in Women's Wear Dailies cheat sheet.
In 2010 Breton starred opposite Academy Award winner Celeste Holme in "My Guaranteed Student Loan"; the film was a special selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
He is also known for designing the look of NBC’s game show „Minute to Win it“. As an industry professional Malan Brenton has lent his expertise to Project Runway, Astralia’s Next Top Model, The Today Show, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, Princeton University, & the WGSN Global Fashion Awards to name a few.
Breton has a featured weekly celebrity fashion column in OK! Magazine called “Malan’s Musings”.
Breton is known for his simple shift dresses made in elegant materials and for his slouchy pajama pants.
Minnie Driver, Ricki Lake, Martha Plimpton, Nikki Blonsky, Katrina Bowden, Michael Buble, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue, Nolan Gerard,