Grace Wales Bonner is a young fashion designer from England with English and Jamaican heritage born in 1990.
In 2014 she graduated from Central Saint Martins, receiving both the ’emerging menswear’ designer and L’Oreille Professionelle awards.
Since 2020 the young British designer has an ongoing partnership with adidas in which she explores the diehard english football culture while picking up many of the classic adidas silhouettes. The Samba, SL72, Japan and the Country in the most recent season, with the Samba being the most popular by FAR.
The German military sneaker silhouette that Adidas uses for the Samba, mixed with updated modern aesthetics from simple, ethical basics, to more avant garde fits, the Samba conforms to all outfits. Not to mention that it is a great indoor football/soccer shoe. With its many variations, Wales Bonner Classic is one of the most reposted and desired sneakers that have come out in recent years.
I adore this aesthetic because of the variety of styling options from dressing down to dressing up. This summer, terry cloth shorts, sambas, your favorite shades and a natural or vintage athletic top.