New York based Taiwan designer Malan Breton’s highly anticipated showcase drew a tremendous crowd; seats were quickly filled with several audience members settling with standing at the back to catch a glimpse of Malan’s latest creations.

Inspired by Sir Charles Chaplin’s films in the 1930s, the collection saw imperial prints take form in fitted flare trousers, formal jackets with high collars and skirts. Collars remained a recurring theme throughout the show, appearing in classic leather jackets imbibed with fur elements, fitted dinner jackets for both sexes and full body leather coats. In the second installation of the two-part collection, Malan used a multitude of demi couture techniques alongside British heritage tailoring to produce a look that is traditional with a twist, inspired by West meets East. Part 1 the Malan Breton collection was showcased at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York to an audience of five thousand.

Malan’s signature sleek design with sharp attention to detail enraptured his audience, whose feelings were made abundantly clear when the designer stepped onto the catwalk, receiving three separate rounds of applause.

Words by Ashleigh O'Mahony

Photography by Maja Jankowska