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future luxury for a global clientele

Wales Bonner

future luxury for a global clientele

Vital statistics

  • 2014 Established
  • Private Type
  • 2 - 10 Number of employees
  • 35 Stores
  • London, United Kingdom HQ

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Wales Bonner explores a distinctive notion of luxury via a hybrid of European and African influences. Informed by broad research that encompasses critical theory, composition, literature and historical sources, Wales Bonner creates culturally relevant ideas for our global clientele.

Established in 2014, the creation of the brand followed the success of Grace Wales Bonner’s Central Saint Martin graduate collection, Afrique.  The collection highlighted the designer’s signature aesthetic, a focus on disrupting classical tailoring, artisanal craft and defining a slender, adorned silhouette, both soulful and elegant.

Grace Wales Bonner presented her first solo menswear presentation, Ebonics,  during London Fashion Week Mens'. Representing a broad spectrum of black masculinity, via a rich interweaving of historical narratives, the collection resonated with both men and women. In response, Wales Bonner has evolved to include a focused womenswear and accessories line, recently endorsed by collaborations with Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones.

Awarded Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards in 2015, a year later, Wales Bonner received the LVMH Young Designer Prize. The brand is now stocked in 23 stores throughout Europe, Asia and America, stockists include Dover Street Market, Selfridges, 10 Corso Como, and Joyce.

Receiving wide recognition, Wales Bonner has also presented at the Serpentine Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the ICA. Wales Bonner’s vision extends to film, publishing and music collaborations, opening up a rich dialogue and expansive, multidisciplinary practice.

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