Malan Breton SS18 London Fashion Week
With a career history including Broadway performing, modelling, styling and TV, it is no surprise that Designer Malan Breton's Fantome SS18 collection was drenched in decadence, extravagance and glamour – a bit of a showstopper.
This designer likes gold – we’d take a wild guess that it might be his favourite tone - and it shone out as the main attraction in a collection with an otherwise fairly simple colour palette. The gold for SS18 was a champagne gold, a beautiful soft summery shade applied to trench coats, biker jackets, and the most exquisitely show stopping mermaid skirt with layers upon layers of body sculpting scales.
Delicate pastel feathers and sequins claimed the softness in this collection, with leather and rigid structures adding balance to ensure it wasn't all way too pretty. For the men there were sky blue florals and sharp tailored suits, elegantly fitted and flared. Female shapes were tailored too - slim, fitted suits with overt sex appeal.
Rather than sticking rigidly to the rules of unisex, Breton kept it both classic and fresh by adding a femininity to the men’s pieces and offering masculinity in the female. Overall, the silhouettes – with their kicks and flares and the full dresses – brought vintage firmly to mind (70s/50s to name a few). It was a commanding catwalk show at Fashion Scout SS18 with construction, colours and fabrics to make your eyes pop and your heart beat fast.