- Words Liam Cattermole
Fashion designer and artist Matty Bovan is set to take over Greenwich Peninsula’s Now Gallery from 30 November.
A former recipient of the LVMH Graduate Prize, who’s previously worked with Marc Jacobs, Bovan looks to his Yorkshire heritage as inspiration for his own craft. For his first public commission, titled ‘RIBBONS’, the artist is installing a ceiling-high, hand-knitted jumper.
The new exhibition invites guests to re-examine their own views on art and fashion whilst getting lost in Bovan’s weird and wonderful world. A multi-sensory experience, ‘RIBBONS’ allows guests into the tent-like structure to relax on handmade rugs and watch an experimental film that narrates the making of the jumper.
The designer says “I’m ready to invite people into a multi-sensory world of epic scale. My grandma taught me to knit at age 11, and I have never looked back”. The exhibition will be complemented by soundscapes and calming scents to help people embrace inner peace and comfort in themselves.
Matty Bovan’s work has previously been worn by everyone from Björk to Rita Ora and Naomi Campbell to St Vincent. Visitors will be able to purchase limited edition merchandise ranging from garments to tote bags and a ‘RIBBONS’ book that features exclusive content of the construction of the jumper.
The commission will begin on November 30th and continue in the Now Gallery until 20th February 2023. Find out more and grab your tickets here.