Matty Bovan, a former Fashion East alumni and championed by industry heavyweight Katie Grand, has some serious powers of persuasion and this was a stunning collection.
Gowns that bunched and pulled and swagged and draped and hoiked to pantomime-fabulous proportions, and helium balloon hats atop them to put him on equal footing with a young Giles Deacon. It was all off-kilter and it was all tremendous, a universal hit to begin the week. It was all off-kilter and it was all tremendous, a universal hit to begin the week.
Matty Bovan, 26, graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2015 with an MA specialising in Fashion Knitwear. He recently presented his Spring/Summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week, his third as part of Fashion East’s group show. He creates his own parallel world of post-apocalyptic utopianism. Knitted pieces are tough and shredded and the fabrications brutal. Raw-edged woven and knitted panels in various colours and textures meet at ‘off’ angles, causing ridges, spines and fins to rise out of the surface of the clothes. Championed by Katie Grand, who is consultant stylist on his shows, he has worked with Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu, and is a Senior Contributing Fashion Editor of LOVE Magazine. His work is feted by Matches Fashion, for whom he created excluive colourways of this season’s collection. He has previously won the L’Oréal Professionel Creative Award and LVMH Graduate Prize.