Wow, when did Wales Bonner get so slick, polished and commercial? I love it! The Wales Bonner AW20 mixed-gender show for London Fashion Week Mens was inspired by London’s 70s Lovers’ Rock scene. Specifically, the photos by John Goto of teenagers at Lewisham Youth Club, personally resonant for Grace Wales Bonner as her dad worked in the area back in the day.
I love the styling – sharp boxy blazers over shin-sweeping stripy tunics, shirts layered over polonecks and all the head gear and jewellery. There’s a Wales Bonner X Adidas collaboration here too… At only five years old, the brand is properly taking shape. As Grace told Vogue, “for me, my approach is elegant, designed and crafty… Now I want to build the business.”
For context, here are some of John Goto’s images, but best to look at the full set on his own site here. (Is it me or do the girls have much more attitude than the guys…?)
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Wales Bonner AW20 by Fashion Network x 2; Christina Fragkou for Dazed; Vogue Runway x 2; Fashion Network; Christina Fragkou for Dazed; Fashion Network x 2; John Goto x 4
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