• Matty Bovan: Ready-to-Wear SS21

    1 month ago - By 10 magazine

    Is there an age limit for national treasure status? Matty Bovan is making a serious case for the category to be extended to his generation. The ultra-creative, upcycling king is a champion of the Yorkshire's localism and craft. He was once seen as a madcap outlier but now his values are being recognised.
    He made his mark on London Fashion Week with a heartfelt film documenting his creative process. It showed how he created his collection in the garage of his grandmother's house in York, using leftover fabric from previous collections.
    Taking inspiration from, “Elizabeth the First, the...
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  • Bethany Williams: Ready-to-Wear SS21

    Bethany Williams: Ready-to-Wear SS21

    1 month ago - By 10 magazine

    Earlier this year, London-based designer Bethany Williams was commissioned by Somerset House to make a flag for Earth Day. This was set to be a collaboration with the Magpie Project - a Newham-based organisation that works with children and mothers who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness - yet was forced to be postponed in the face of Coronavirus. During lockdown, Williams - who has been working with Magpie Project since 2019 - was offered the opportunity to produce an exhibition to go alongside the flag, which today, towers high on the gallery's roof.
    Over lockdown, the designer...
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  • Edward Crutchley: Ready-to-Wear SS21

    Edward Crutchley: Ready-to-Wear SS21

    1 month ago - By 10 magazine

    Edward Crutchley makes the sorts of collections which make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and the bows in your hair levitate above you. Quite literally.
    For SS21, the designer turned to on-going collaborator Stephen Jones , who crafted floating ribbon headdresses inspired by Chinese temple guardian statues. Always one to give a little history lesson with his continued modernisation of traditional dress, Crutchley's latest collection was inspired by the avenging Yakuza bosses in Hideo Gosha's 1986 film Gokudô.
    Showcased within an audience-less catwalk, the designer's glamazons...
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