matty bovan knows what we need in 2018: sexy knitwear and no creative compromise

Drawing inspiration from Yorkshire’s medieval history and the otherworldly wonder and weirdness of sci-fi films, Matty upends dystopian visions and reworks them into a fashion utopia.

by i-D Staff
14 December 2017, 11:37am

Matty is a design wunderkind, eschewing the traditional fashion capital of London and working with his family in York. A CSM grad with a serious knack for knitwear, the prolific creator is patching together a kaleidoscopic clubland universe that’s so beautifully off-kilter, all we want to do is climb inside and stay snuggled up there forever.

From his studio in the north, Matty is busy dying, sewing, slashing and shredding fabrics, reimagining what textiles can do together. In between working on his eponymous label, 26-year-old Matty is lending his knowledge to the next generation of talent, teaching at Leeds Beckett University.

Matty has advice for you too — about eyebrows sticking to your guns. So let’s take a leaf out his rainbow-coloured book and wreak havoc on the rules -- to create you gotta originate. Let’s all be Bovan-swathed warriors in the world -- it’s going to be fabulous, it’s going to be good, it’s going to kind.

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