Leeds Beckett Professor Matty Bovan makes debut at Milan Fashion Week with support from Dolce&Gabbana
Matty Bovan, Professor of Fashion at Leeds Beckett’s Leeds School of Arts, is known for his innovative designs, the newest of which he will present at Milan Fashion Week with the help of Dolce&Gabbana.
In a statement of support towards the rising Yorkshire designer, Dolce&Gabbana announced they would supply fabrics and materials for Matty Bovan’s latest collection, as well as support his debut on the catwalk.
Professor Matty Bovan said: “I am so excited to announce that I will be showing my next collection in Milan supported by Dolce&Gabbana. Craft and handiwork are at the heart of my work, something that myself and this iconic maison have great affinity with; the synergy upon meeting Domenico and Stefano recently was palpable.”
Sam Hudson-Miles, Course Director for BA (Hons) Fashion at Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds School of Arts said: “We are very fortunate to have Matty’s creative and industry-facing experience to draw upon as he is one of the most exciting fashion designers of the moment.
“Despite becoming an internationally recognised designer, Matty has chosen to remain in Yorkshire and work at Leeds Beckett University alongside his international design projects and collaborations. This is a testament to keeping Northern talent in the North and demonstrates that it isn’t necessary to be situated in London to ‘make it’.”
Matty’s work was awarded the International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation in Fashion last year, and continues to make a huge contribution to the rich cultural scene in Leeds and the wider region.
The rising success of Matty Bovan’s designs comes as the final countdown to the launch of Leeds 2023 begins at the end of this week. Leeds 2023 will embark on a year-long celebration of culture in the city, with Leeds Beckett University supporting the initiative as a principal education partner of Leeds 2023.