It’s almost beginning to feel as if the history of ’60s and early ’70s counterculture is replaying itself before our eyes.
The evidence is all there with young fashion designers, the fast-response creative vocalizers of zeitgeist-y collective think.
Grace Wales Bonner has called her collection Ecstatic Recital, and has gone yet deeper, right back to sources that any hippie who lived through the events of ’67–’71 might find incredibly familiar.
I’s a more relaxed collection, mixing in nylon yoga pants with cargo pockets, and jersey pieces with her more familiar signature tailoring and some of the elaborate embroideries she’s known for.
By SARAH MOWER/ Jun 22, 2018/ Runway
Spring/Summer 2019 collection builds on her explorations of black identity, with a slight departure that that ventures into Indian-influenced culture.
In addition to Wales Bonner’s distinguished tailoring, the collection introduces more casual jersey pieces and yoga pants.
By HB Team/Jun 23, 2018/Fashion
As quickly as they came around, the SS19 menswear shows are now over. One name you might have noticed was missing from its usual slot on the London schedule was Wales Bonner, as founder Grace Wales Bonner chose to present its latest collection via an off-schedule lookbook instead.
The collection includes both menswear and womenswear and imagines a journey to India through garments adorned with handwoven brocades and hand-stitched daisies.
Elsewhere, garments were printed with slogans like “You must center” and “Find that place” – a nod to spiritual teacher Ram Dass’s 1971 text on spirituality, yoga, and meditation Be Here Now. Not only a source of inspiration, proceeds from the collection’s sales are set to be given to the Love Serve Remember Foundation – “They do great work in spreading the positive teachings of Ram Dass, it’s important to honour their work,” Wales Bonner explains.
By Morgane Nyfeler/Jun 25June, 2018/Fashion