at home: Artists in Conversation | Grace Wales Bonner
May 14, 2021
Grace Wales Bonner, British fashion designer, and Christine Checinska, Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion, Victoria and Albert Museum
at home: Artists in Conversation
Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.
About Grace Wales Bonner
Wales Bonner launched her label in 2014, after graduating from Central Saint Martins. Established as a menswear brand, Wales Bonner's soulful tailoring soon expanded to womenswear. In 2015, she was awarded Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards. In 2016, following her first solo runway presentation, Ezekiel, she received the LVMH Young Designer Prize. In 2019, Wales Bonner was invited by Maria Grazia Chiuri to collaborate with Dior to reinterpret their New Look silhouette for the Resort 2020 collection; shortly afterwards, she won the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.
Informed by broad research encompassing critical theory, musical composition, literature, and history, Wales Bonner embraces a multiplicity of perspectives, proposing a distinct notion of luxury via a hybrid of European and Afro-Atlantic approaches. In January 2019, she presented her first institutional exhibition, A Time for New Dreams, at London's Serpentine Galleries.
This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.