October 17, 2016
If you haven’t gotten yourself well-acquainted with the name Matty Bovan yet, you should. And here’s why. The fresh graduate from Central Saint Martin may fashion’s upcoming biggest thing. His final grad masterpiece created so much buzz, he was invited to work with industry giants along the likes of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu. His speciality is textile manipulation; working and sculpting clay, knits, lurex, neon into an unconventional notion of artwork. We’d best describe his style as twisted glamour; filled with fusions of colours and textures. And his recent inauguration in having his own runway show was no exception to the precedent.
The collection was inspired by “British folklore and mythology: goblins, gargoyles and mythical creatures,” as well as “downtown New York: Maripol, Nina Hagen.” It was a splendid blast of mismatched textures that by right, should not have worked. We’re seeing tons of big netted knits, bedazzled EVERYTHING , psychedelic graphics splashed in strategic places, and loose glittered fringes hanging everywhere. Tasteful, and loud; yet never once over the top. The fiasco of a fashion show (or should we say, riot) was a perfect emulation of the designer’s brazen and forward way of thinking. It’s about him having a voice, and presenting it a neon, outlandish fashion. A complete texture galore, it was. Completed with clay swirl broaches made by Matty’s own mom, Plum! We have so much love for this collection.
Cover image from @laurenfleishman’s Instagram.