Malan Breton’s brand has become synonymous with high octane glamour, impeccable tailoring, and of course with staging an unforgettable performance. For SS20, he took us back to the Golden Age of Disco, closing Day One at Fashion Scout with a collection that showcased the excess of the 70s in all its glitter-infused glory
Inspired by the ghosts of Studio 54, the designer celebrated his 15th anniversary in fashion with a tribute to one of its founders Ian Shrager, who sponsored Breton’s very first show. We saw faux crocodile embossed leathers and luxurious rich satins; menswear was precisely tailored with a modern twist in glossy patent, printed cottons, and Breton’s signature brocades.
SS20 brought us a colour palette of mouth-watering textural tangerines, cherry reds, dusky aubergines and lilacs, and royal blues against buttery caramel tulle and burnished bronze tones. Models graced the catwalk in mock-croc jackets embellished with flowing beaded fringing paired with trousers in an iconic paisley print, and embossed leather corseted dresses in rich mahogany,
Accompanied by live performances from singer Mari Burelle and Emergency Tiara, Breton gave us his signature impeccably tailored suiting in luminous brocades and embroidered cherry blossom silks, ball gowns with a disco muse, and eveningwear separates encrusted with sequins.
Vintage silhouettes were updated with Breton’s own signature touches; a block print ankle-sweeping frock with classic 70s proportions was given a unique take on nostalgia with a bold Chinese-inspired dragon print on copper taffeta, and we saw elongated tuxedo jackets for women in colourful disco queen sequins and contrasting pink lapels.
Staged as a film within a film, one thing we can say for sure is Malan Breton truly puts on a great show.
LUCIE DHOG | WRITER
LAUREN MUSTOE | PHOTOGRAPHER