Wales Bonner Wins at The Style Awards, With a Little bit of Stormzy’s Assist

Wales Bonner Wins at The Style Awards, With a Little bit of Stormzy’s Assist

Getting a bunch of well-known faces in a single room with all of the world’s press is at all times going to create some viral moments (we nonetheless have not forgotten that slap) and a kind of moments to come back from this yr’s Style Awards comes courtesy of Stormzy.

Whereas Burna Boy was squinting to see what was written on the teleprompter alongside fellow host Yasmin Finney, a video of Huge Mike happening stage and serving to to learn out the nominees for the British Unbiased Model Award has been doing the rounds on-line. Nevertheless, the even larger information is that one of many high awards was received by none aside from Wales Bonner.

The 32-year-old designer took dwelling the Unbiased British Model Award seven years after successful Rising Menswear Designer on the awards present again in 2015 — the primary yr of creating her model and solely a yr after graduating from Central Saint Martens.

“I’m actually honored to be included on this class. It’s fantastic to see the BFC is recognizing the work of unbiased designers on this manner. To be acknowledged on this lineup means a lot to me and our staff, it’s fantastic and actually encouraging,” Founder, Grace Wales Bonner, mentioned after the awards present. “Wales Bonner has at all times been about bringing an Afro Atlantic perspective to British or European Luxurious and that is what we’ve got been working in direction of since 2015 once I first established the model.”

Clarinet Cardigan

Since that win in 2015, the designer’s profile has grown exponentially and notable moments embrace collaborating with Dior for its Resort 2020 assortment, curating the exhibition A Time for New Goals on the Serpentine Galleries, and turning into Head of the Division of Style Design on the College of Utilized Arts, Vienna.

In the meantime, her namesake model has continued to develop with highly-acclaimed runway reveals stuffed with an enormous depth of cultural analysis and extra large wins corresponding to receiving the CFDA Worldwide Males’s Designer of the 12 months final yr.

Choir Sweater

This yr, specifically, has seen the model acquire extra followers as its long-running adidas collaboration reached new ranges of recognition and fixed consideration on Instagram style pages. That is, specifically, because of a duo of Samba sneakers that maintain a variety of the accountability for the shoe’s resurgence over the previous yr.

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In fact, it was not solely Wales Bonner who was acknowledged at this yr’s awards, different winners included S.S. Daley who received the BFC Basis Award, Jefferson Hack with The Particular Recognition Award for Cultural Curation, and Pierpaolo Piccioli picked up Designer of the 12 months for his work at Valentino.

In the meantime, Central Cee has gotten my vote for essentially the most viral second from the awards present. Arriving in a tracksuit, the rapper alleged that the safety thought he was an intruder on the purple carpet after a photograph of him has been getting consideration on-line.

Nevertheless, let’s not be distracted by that photograph of Central Cee, and preserve our concentrate on the success of Wales Bonner. Discover a few of the finest items from the model under.

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Clarinet Vest
Original Sweatshirt
Jazz Quarter-Zip Top
Clarinet Cardigan
Swing Stripe Knit Vest
Choir Sweater
Original T-Shirt
Earth Trousers
Eternity Duffle Coat

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