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Dolce & Gabbana To Support Creator Matty Bovan During Milan Fashion Week

High fashion connoisseurs Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana invite the eccentric British designer Matty Bovan in a creative engagement for this year’s MFW.

High fashion connoisseurs Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana invite the eccentric British designer Matty Bovan in a creative engagement for this year’s MFW.

In lieu of their commitment to promoting young talents, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are pleased to support Yorkshire-based maverick creator Matty Bovan whose design aesthetic resonates with the creative universe of Dolce & Gabbana. Through Bovan’s engagement with the designer duo, he will work apace with the fashion house’s style office on his new collection, set to debut amidst September’s 2022 Milan Fashion Week.

“The colors, proportions, and energy of Matty Bovan’s work reveal the tremendous research and creative process behind each piece. We immediately had a special understanding with him; we are happy to be able to support Matty and the poetry of his vision.” – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Known for blueprinting the traditional masculine suit and transcending it into a symbol of feminine power, fashion conglomerates Dolce & Gabbana will assemble the project possible in its entirety, from the supply of fabrics and materials to the creation of the collection, to the debut on the Milanese catwalks of the young designer.

“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. I’m still processing the idea that I am going to be exploring their archives and mixing their historic work with my new output for next spring. I’m already feeling the turbo charge of this alliance!” – Matty Bovan.

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I’m a model who has worked in high fashion since I was 15. I’m now using TikTok to expose the dark side of the industry.

A picture of Karoline Bjørnelykke in 2012 next to a picture of her from 2022.

Bjørnelykke walked the runways at Paris Fashion Week in 2012 when she was 16.Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images and Karoline Bjørnelykke

  • Karoline Bjørnelykke started modeling when she was a size zero. She’s now considered plus-size.

  • She said the industry encourages dieting; she now makes TikToks sharing her eating disorder journey.

  • This is Karoline’s story, as told to Charissa Cheong.

  • Editor’s note: This story discusses eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers.

Editor’s note: This story discusses eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with model Karoline Bjørnelykke. It has been edited for length and clarity.

I was never the cool kid in school, so when I got scouted to become a model at 15, I was really quite surprised.

I worked in high fashion throughout my teenage years, walking the runway at Paris Fashion Week in 2012, and moving from my home in Norway to model abroad. It was weird because I went from feeling like no one wanted to talk to me to getting invited to lots of events where everyone wanted to be my friend.

Things took a bad turn pretty quickly. While I was away from home, I was living on an extreme diet to maintain my figure. I have struggled with anorexia since the age of 12 because even though I wasn’t overweight, I was naturally a bit bigger than other kids in terms of height and build, so I got bullied by my peers.  The extreme dieting during my early years as a model made my eating disorder a lot worse.

A picture of Bjørnelykke when she was 12 years old.

A picture of Bjørnelykke at 12 years old, when she was already 5 foot 7 inches tall.Karoline Bjørnelykke.

I came back to Norway five years ago and started to focus on

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