Born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father, Grace Wales Bonner sees fashion as an intuitive means to understanding her own heritage.
Each of her collections are a meditation on cultural narratives, full of literary references and explored through exceptional craftsmanship and carefully considered scenography. Writing, research and performance are important aspects of Wales Bonner’s oeuvre. By applying her nuanced consideration of visual aesthetics and academic theory to zines and art performances, she has quickly achieved a reputation as a cultural polymath.
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