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September 8th Taiwanese-born American fashion designer Malan Breton showcased his latest collection at the New York Fashion Week.
Breton’s spring/summer 2017 collection is inspired by the flora and fauna of Taiwan’s Orchid Island. The fashion show at the Hammerstein incorporated elements from Taiwan’s natural scenery and Orchid Island’s traditional festivals. Breton said Taiwan’s blend of nature and traditional and modern culture has inspired many of his fashion concepts this year.
Born in Taipei and based in New York, Breton is known for his signature detailing, ethereal gowns and simple shift dresses. In 2014, He won the European Fashion Council’s Fashion Award and the 2014 Fashion Icon of the Year Award from United Colors of Fashion Inc. Chang Wei-ting the Director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in New York, said Breton’s show effectively promoted tourism to Taiwan.
Breton is a goodwill ambassador of the Tourism Bureau, and has previously launched collections inspired by Taiwan’s scenic Sun Moon Lake and Hakka culture.