Informed by broad research encompassing critical theory, musical composition, literature and history, WALES BONNER embraces a multiplicity of perspectives, proposing a distinct notion of luxury, via a hybrid of European and Afro-Atlantic approaches. She launched her eponymous label in 2014, after graduating from Central Saint Martins. Established as a menswear brand, the soulful tailoring expanded to womenswear. In 2015, she was awarded Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards. In 2016, after her first solo runway presentation - Ezekiel, she received the LVMH Young Designer Prize. In 2019, she was invited by Maria Grazia Chiuri to collaborate with Dior to re-interpret their New Look silhouette for the Resort 2020 collection; later, she was announced the winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. In January 2019, she presented her first institutional exhibition, A Time for New Dreams at London’s Serpentine Galleries.