Despite having graduated with a BA in fashion design at the age of 23, Bonner is much more than a designer. Each one of Bonner’s collections strives to dispel the fashion world’s stereotypes about the black male identity.
One of her recent collections, Ebonics, was shot in Dakar, Senegal and featured local wrestlers wearing her clothes. The photos were shot in and around Lake Retba or Lac Rose, named for its blush pink appearance, showcase the beauty of Dakar and Bonner’s new vision of black masculinity. In denim suits and velvet jackets encrusted with jewels, Bonner’s models are the epitome of black royalty.
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