Wales Bonner Builds Explorations of Black Identity for SS19

Accessing India-influenced spiritual inspiration.

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Titled, “Ecstatic Recital,” Grace Wales Bonner’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection builds on her explorations of black identity, with a slight departure that that ventures into Indian-influenced culture. “I accessed India through African-American artists,” Wales Bonner told Vogue’s Sarah Mower.

In addition to Wales Bonner’s distinguished tailoring, the collection introduces more casual jersey pieces and yoga pants. Wales Bonner also returns to including womenswear looks, which were absent from her last collection. 

For more from Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019, take a look at runways from Sacai and Thom Browne.

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