Gorging on texture, fabric and fantastical shapes,
Then there’s his ability to make something very special out of things that might be thrown away. Swarovski sent his bags of deadstock, rough-cut crystals, which he fashioned into glittering finery. He’s up for the
Craft is very much Bovan’s ‘thing’. He hand-dyed much of the yarn himself and developed a special ‘brass rubbing’ effect on his fabrics. “It’s the biggest collection I’ve ever done,” he says, before reeling off an impressive list of collaborations with Liberty, Cutler and Gross, the Welsh denim brand Huit and AW Hainsworth, the 230-year-old Yorkshire woollen mill which supplies fabrics to the Crown and the military. His shows have long been a highlight of the London schedule, but Bovan says the freedom of not having to produce a catwalk collection allowed him to think even more creatively. “It’s more conceptual,” he says.
Photography courtesy of Matty Bovan.