Wales Bonner F/W 2019

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Wales Bonner taps into African heritage in new collection

Wales Bonner successfully taps in African heritage in their newest Fall/Winter 2019 collection ( unlike Gucci lol). The collection unveiled at London Fashion Week, designer Grace Wales Bonner references poet Ishmael Reed for a tone for the collection that mixed both African design elements with university aesthetics. she states that:

“I was inspired by black intellectual dress at Howard University, the first black university, and I started looking through a lot of yearbooks and identifying a lot of items, like a mac or a varsity jacket, and a specific type of wider tailoring. So it’s actually quite American, but then I’m trying to imbue this classic framework, but with this sense of magic that comes from another place. Voodoo jewelry feathers.”

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