adidas Originals By Wales Bonner

adidas Originals and British designer Wales Bonner partner once again to present their latest collaborative project – which plays an integral part of Bonner’s “Black Sunlight” Fall Winter 21 collection.

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. Grace Wales Bonner launched her eponymous label in 2014, following her graduation from Central Saint Martins. Established as a menswear brand, Wales Bonner’s soulful tailoring soon expanded to womenswear – in 2015, she was awarded Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards. In 2016, following her first solo runway presentation – Ezekiel, she received the LVMH Young Designer Prize. In 2019, Wales Bonner was invited by Maria Grazia Chiuri to collaborate with Dior to re-interpret their New Look silhouette for the Resort 2020 collection; shortly  afterwards she was announced the winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.

Rounding off a trilogy of collections – Black Sunlight illuminates a world of Caribbean Thought and Black British intellectualism, reflecting on the scholars, poets and artists from the Caribbean, India, and West Africa whose work and writings advanced postcolonial discourse in the UK and across the globe.

Focusing on the iconic adidas Japan silhouette – signature material tweaks and unique colour updates bring the collection’s thematic inspiration to life with the Wales Bonner Japan presented in multiple quintessential and tasteful colourways. Additional premium detailing across the set includes plush leather stripes, crocheted tongues, and moccasin border stitching – all finished with embossed gold foil Wales Bonner branding on the lateral and supplementary crochet laces with each pair.

The adidas Originals by Wales Bonner footwear collection is online now.