Huuuuge (huge) fan of Malan Brenton this year. Autumn / Winter 20The Rise of the Phoenix Malan Breton ignites his inner flame with his AW20 collection. The runway location being St George’s Church was fitting; as the collection is inspired by The Firebird Ballet – the mood and drama brings you inside.
The pieces were presented in three striking segments.Leading with the softness of blushin faux furs and tulle, followed by glints from Swarovski crystals and reflective fabrics that resemble the embers of the phoenix,when struck with the flashes of beams from the runway.Every piece lives through the electricity of techno fibers. Bursts offierceredsin vivid silks are incorporated into the ensembles, adding an intense yet opulent sensation to the collection.
Malan Breton sticks to his statement silhouette of a power suit in signature Breton blue brocades which transition seamlessly into the darkness of black. The collection explores the techniques of couture but still stays true to the importance of sustainability with the use of up-cycled fabrics and the paillettes are made of recycled plastics. (Which is awesome!) The Rise of The Phoenix is the perfect amalgamation of couture craft and ready-to-wear.
Images by Robecca Leyden for Sans Pareil, copyright 2020.