Wales Bonner's SS19 is an Exploration of Black Identity

 - Jun 26, 2018
References: walesbonner.net & hypebeast
Through the active exploration of black identity and her venture into culturally rich narratives, designer Grace Wales Bonner created a Spring/Summer 2019 collection that does not only highlight a contemporary and fashion-forward aesthetic but one that also captures socially relevant meanings.

The designer granted the upcoming eclectic collection with a poetically infused title — 'Ecstatic Recital.' During her exploration of black identity and the implementation of the inspiration into a collection of refined contemporary wear, Grace Wales Bonner gained access into Indian culture "through African-American artists" as well.

The culturally meaningful offerings for Spring/Summer 2019 exhibits a great attention to detail and construction. The designer experimented with the aesthetic of each piece, aiming to balance out the traditional and the modern. This created fashion-forward ensembles that have the potential to exhibit strong cultural roots.