The Quiet Revolution of Grace Wales Bonner
Few designers have achieved such rapid ascent to renown as Grace Wales Bonner. What’s more, the 25-year-old Central Saint Martins graduate (above, standing) has built a name for her eponymous label and its impeccably executed tailoring without a hint of courting the press – in fact, they have flocked to her.
Softly spoken and intensely thoughtful, after her first season presenting under the Fashion East initiative, she was summoned to present at the V&A; by the time she finished her third, she was nominated for the LVMH Prize – and then won it within a fortnight of presenting her first solo fashion show. Held this past June, that show was filled with an array of fashion’s biggest names. Her rise is made all the more impressive by the fact that her collections are a celebration of blackness, in an industry often dominated by Eurocentricity and whitewashing. via Another