Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday 19th February: LFW AW17 - Matty Bovan at Fashion East

 Matty Bovan's section of the Fashion East show held at the Tate with set design by William Farr & makeup by Miranda Joyce.  The collection of hand-crafted knits and crochet is his backlash to mass production of the corporate fashion market.  Matty purposefully pieced and felted panels of end-of-run-yarns to fabricate garments of value and virtue.  These were styled with perspex visors and Bladerunner-esque makeup to create a mash of worlds from the Medieval roots of his home-town York with sci-fi film's dystopian future.  I loved this move into tribal textiles in earth tones from last season's hi-vis palette and pattern.  It's still unmistakably his vision with Fimo & crystal accessories but this time tied up with drift-wood to take it into AW17.
See SS17 here.

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