[WALES BONNER] A MAGAZINE CURATED BY GRACE WALES BONNER

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A Magazine Curated By is the 22nd issue of British Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner, who founded her London-based fashion label, Wales Bonner, in 2014. as a guest curator of

From her debut Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Ebonics, to her latest Spring/Summer 2022 collection, Volta Jazz, Grace has embraced the primacy of blackness on the ground. He explores these myths and weaves their cultural context into his designs. Welsh Bonner's collections, presentations and other means of expression embrace multiple identities and capture the expression of their beauty. Now positioned at the forefront of the fashion industry, her aesthetic seeks to fuse tailoring techniques with the casual look of the street and the gestures of those who wear it.

In this issue, titled " Rhapsody In The Street ," the designer presents representative works and historical materials from the archives in response to the tradition of black poetry, literature, and portrait photography in the 20th century. The 22nd installment in the 'A Magazine Curated by' series, which combines carefully selected and newly commissioned essays, paintings and portraits by Grace Wales Bonner of . The combination of matte paper and gloss paper is beautifully made as a book object with gold-plated edges. In addition, this issue includes a random print from Cameroonian photographer Samuel Fosso's "Autoportraits II" series.

From Ming Smith's self-portrait to Steven Traylor's film-like story of musician Damian Marley, to African fashion model Selena Forrest. The story of Zoë Ghertner, which captures the essence of Selena Forrest, the studio shot of Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and the debut of British fashion label Wales Bonner. It includes a visual portfolio shot in Los Angeles, London, Miami, Paris, and New York, including Tyler Mitchell's work looking back on the spring / summer 2017 collection "Ezekiel".

Other highlights include a dialogue on Jamaican dancehall traditions, an essay on the Kamoinge photographer collective in Harlem, New York City, an unpublished film photography archive from Ghana, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Includes paintings and poetry, John Goto's masterpiece "Lovers' Rock" series and Roger Robinson's new poems. Also, at the beginning and end of the book, Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri gives his blessing.

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