After graduating from Central St. Martins in 2014, Grace Wales Bonner quickly gained worldwide recognition as her graduate collection, “Afrique,” gained her the L’Oreal Professional Talent Award. Shortly after that, her avant-garde mens and womenswear F/W 15 collection won her the Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards. A year later she received the LVMH Young Designer Prize.
Bonner’s upbringing in England to an English mother and Jamaican father have heavily influences her line as she mixes European and African themes to construct trouser, suits and shirts that boast expert tailoring and fit. Her classic garments are a luxurious hybrid of traditional meets modern designs.