Earlier today, I visited the V&A museum to view the Grace Wales Bonner presentation. It was part of the Fashion in Motion series, which makes live fashion experiences more accessible to a wide audience. Designers that have taken part include Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, and more recently Meadham Kirchhoff and SIBLING.
Grace Wales Bonner is an up-and-coming menswear designer, who has recently graduated from CSM and debuted her first season with Fashion East MAN AW 15. The show combined both her graduate collection Afrique and London debut, Ebonics.
I thought the presentation was beautiful, you could tell that the set had been considered, and the live church choir accompanying the fashion added to the drama. I loved the use of Swarovski crystals, and the heavy jewellery. I also appreciated how the clothing was androgynous without taking away from the masculinity of the models.
Overall I though the presentation was very powerful, both as an experience and a collection. Wales Bonner will be one to watch on the menswear scene.