An evening in Florence with Grace Wales Bonner

Harry’s Bar Firenze

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at Pitti Uomo N°102 in Florence, A Magazine Curated By and MATCHESFASHION hosted an aperitivo and seated dinner at Harry’s Bar Firenze in honour of A#22 curator Grace Wales Bonner, celebrating the WALES BONNER Spring 2023 collection ‘Horizon Blues’.

At the WALES BONNER show prior, a monumental installation by the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama transformed the Palazzo Riccardo Medici with an intervention covering the architectural space with jute sacks hand stitched together by local collaborators, revealing instances of exchange while leaving behind material traces and intertwined histories for future generations.

Guests dined on a traditional Florentine menu and received A Magazine Curated By Grace Wales Bonner adorned with sodalite: a crystal known for promoting calm, emotional balance and rational thought.

Special thanks to Matches Fashion, Pitti Immagine, PR Consulting Paris and Wales Bonner

Photography by Vanni Bassetti

Grace Wales Bonner

Samuel Hine

Malick Bodian

Maximilian Davis, Eric N. Mack, Ibrahim Mahama

Najib Abdi

Sami Janjer & Tyler Mitchell

Dan Thawley

Dewight Peters

Kris Van Assche & Anders Christian Madsen

Vaness Riding & Francesco Bonami

John Glacier

Chris Vidal & Tuomas Laitinen

Guests included guest artist Ibrahim Mahama, Grace Wales Bonner, Liya Kebede, Eric N. Mack, Tom Guinness, Maximilian Davis, Binx Walton, Tyler Mitchell, Kris Van Assche, Olivier Saillard, Malick Bodian, Bradley Miller (CKTRL), Francesco Bonami, Jeano Edwards, Samuel Hine, MJ Harper, Jonas Glöer, Suzy Menkes, Linda Loppa, Damien Paul, Simon Chilvers, Raffaello Napoleone, and Dan Thawley.


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