Saturday, 10 January 2015

Saturday 10th January 2015: London Collections Men AW15 - Wales Bonner "Ebonics"

What can I say?  I am in LOVE with Wales Bonner.  I think this is going to be my absolute highlight of LCM and we're only half way thru.  Not only did she present this stunning collection / installation, but I also got given a beautiful accompanying publication with her collages in collaboration with Ditto Press "Everythings For Real".  Follow her here.

"Ebonics is a black symphony.  A riff of exoticism - echoing through the ballrooms of the Harlem Renaissance.  The Afro-American poet/dancer performs with the vibrating interrogation of the radical Amiri Baraka.  Seventies decadence reprises early 19th Century representations of the Other via Chanel and Poiret but with an immediacy of the street.  Carl Van Vechten's portraits of homosexuality entwine with the tones of Langston, the gentle elegance of synchronised lovers, the music of spoken word is all there.                 
Everything is for Real.   "

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