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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Herringbone coat with

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Herringbone coat with Jamaica silk scarf collar detail by the brilliant artist Eric N. Mack, whose artwork can be seen in the background. Eric N. Mack Capital Heights (via stretch) 2019 Assorted cloth, Spandex, cotton, silk, polyester, rope and straight pins Courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery Model: Photograph: Show Production: Gainsbury and Whiting Creative Production: Movement Direction: Lighting Design: Freddie Bonfanti Sound Installation: and Rob Mack Styling: Creative Consultant: Hair: Make up: Casting: Shoes: Wales Bonner x Manolo Blahnik Jewellery: Sound: Art Direction: Artwork: Set design:

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Mystical insignia and

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Mystical insignia and talismanic jewellery imbue varsity dress with an atavistic magic, weaving a sacred thread to the animist traditions of West Africa and the Caribbean. Photograph Model Styling Art Direction Casting On for Special thanks to

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walesbonner: We are happy to announce that Grace Wales

We are happy to announce that Grace Wales Bonner’s exhibition - A Time for New Dreams, at London’s Serpentine Galleries has been extended until March 17th Grace Wales Bonner Shrine II, 2019 Altar objects Courtesy the artist Sound installation: Ancestors, 2018 Light IV selected excerpts, 2018 Courtesy the musician The Howard University Chamber Choir Ain’t Got Time to Die, 1994 Copyright 1995 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Wales Bonner’s

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Wales Bonner’s Autumn Winter 2019 presentation included an intimate poetry recital and piano performance from the illustrious novelist, playwright, poet and musician Ishmael Reed. Piano performed by Ishmael Reed I should care by Sammy Cahn Solar by Miles Davis Here’s that rainy day by Jimmy Van Heusen Sweet Pea by Billy Strayhorn Poetry recited by Ishmael Reed Just Rollin’ Along, 2019 Why I’ll Never Write a Sonnet, dedicated to Grace Wales Bonner, 2019 Photography Special thanks to . “Like Charlie Parker who obeyed the key signatures required by the songs he played, but did something different when improvising the chords attached to these songs, Grace Wales Bonner looks backward to traditional European modes of fashion, but comes up with original designs of hats, trousers, shirts, and outerwear. She ain’t no Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein. She’s an artist. Grace told me that she respects tradition and it shows in her work, which might include pin stripes as well as cowrie shells used in Ifa Divination. She is correct to cite Thelonious Monk as an influence. Though some view Monk’s chord spellings as exotic, like the F Diminished 7/B slash chord that appears in the first bar of “April In Paris,” there are also some stride piano licks in the same piece because Monk, like Sun Ra, venerated tradition. Stride piano was popular in the 1920s, but not used by the Black avant-garde. As an Afro Futurist, Sun Ra looked back to Egypt and looked forward to space travel. It’s possible that Grace’s British-Jamaican heritage enabled her to “constellate around her rigorous and far-reaching research across multiple geographies and temporalities,” like having a third eye. This fits the Yoruba Aesthetic that was transferred to the Americas where it underwent modification and was capable of accommodating forms from other traditions. Our collaboration was inevitable because we are syncing across a common aesthetic.” - Ishmael Reed

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walesbonner: Honour the lineage.

@ashtondsanders wears Wales Bonner Autumn

Honour the lineage. wears Wales Bonner Autumn Winter 2019, Mumbo Jumbo Photography Styling Creative Consultant

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walesbonner: CONJURE

The great @ashtondsanders wears Wales Bonner Autumn

CONJURE The great wears Wales Bonner Autumn Winter 2019, Mumbo Jumbo Photography Styling Creative Consultant

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walesbonner: Revelations.

We are proud to present the beautiful  @

Revelations. We are proud to present the beautiful wearing Wales Bonner Autumn Winter 2019, Mumbo Jumbo Photography Styling Creative Consultant

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Photograph @markrkean 
Models @

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Photograph Models Casting Artworks by and Art Direction On for Thanks to . Rashid Johnson Untitled (daybed 1), 2012 Branded red oak, zebra skin, black soap, wax, rug

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Polo shirts embroidered

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Polo shirts embroidered with logos inspired by Haitian vèvès inflect classicism with a vodou sensibility. Photograph Model Styling Art Direction Casting On for Special thanks to

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

The show is

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 The show is dedicated to James Hampton, a visionary outsider artist who referred to himself as Saint James. Guided by religious visions, Hampton spent over a decade secretly assembling a large and complex shrine in a rented garage in Washington, entitled Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly. . Show Production: Gainsbury and Whiting Creative Production: Movement Direction: Lighting Design: Freddie Bonfanti Sound Installation: James William Blades and Rob Mack Styling: Creative Consultant: Hair: Make up: Casting: Shoes: Wales Bonner x Manolo Blahnik Sound: Art Direction: Artwork: Set Design: Poetry Recital: Ben Okri and Ishmael Reed Piano Performance: Ishmael Reed

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Fall 1980. An

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Fall 1980. An intellectual brotherhood converges on the campus of the historically black Howard University. Show Production: Gainsbury and Whiting Creative Production: Movement Direction: Lighting Design: Freddie Bonfanti Sound Installation: James William Blades and Rob Mack Styling: Creative Consultant: Hair: Make up: Casting: Shoes: Wales Bonner x Manolo Blahnik Jewellery: Sound: Art Direction: Artwork and kimono: Set design: Poetry Recital: Ben Okri and Ishmael Reed Piano Performance: Ishmael Reed Thanks to

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walesbonner: Mumbo Jumbo 
Autumn Winter 2019

Honouring the great

Mumbo Jumbo Autumn Winter 2019 Honouring the great Ishmael Reed. Mumbo Jumbo takes its title from his seminal 1972 novel of the same name. Thank you to our incredible team Show Production: Gainsbury and Whiting Creative Production: Lighting Design: Freddie Bonfanti Movement Direction: Sound Installation: James William Blades and Rob Mack Styling: Creative Consultant: Hair: Make up: Casting: Shoes: Wales Bonner x Manolo Blahnik Millinery: Wales Bonner x Stephen Jones Embroidery: Hand & Lock Jewellery: Sound: Art Direction: Invitation Printing: Artwork: Set Design: Poetry Recital: Ben Okri and Ishmael Reed Piano Performance: Ishmael Reed Thanks to and to all the Wales Bonner studio team

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