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Grace Wales Bonner Dreams, Reflects and Meditates at London’s Serpentine Gallery

LONDON — Grace Wales Bonner laid bare some of her dreams and deepest reflections at the opening of her exhibition “Time For New Dreams” at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, which will run until Feb. 16.
The London-based designer has always layered her clothes with personal explorations of African identity, spirituality and various art forms, and by staging her first exhibition, she said she was able to “accelerate” her artistic journey.
Rather than collaborating with other fashion creatives, Wales Bonner brought together a community of artists, from writers to photographers and painters. She invited them to create their own shrines, with the aim of marrying spirituality and intellectualism and creating a community space, where viewers can slow down and reflect.
She is also using the exhibition to inform her latest fall 2019 collection, which will be presented at the Serpentine Gallery alongside the art on Feb. 17, during London Fashion Week.
“Grace is this wonderful polymath who can weave the sacred thread across disciplines. She is a radical collaborator, storyteller and interrogator,” said Yana Peel, the Serpentine Galleries’ chief executive officer, adding the show is the first in an ongoing series that will aim to work more deeply with fashion, music and design.
“There are wonderful

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