Bianca Saunders, the designer to know exploring black male identity

Emerging designer to know, Bianca Saunders, delves deep into what it means to be a British West-Indian in London today, drawing on her own cultural heritage.

The RCA graduate’s presentation held inside Matches Fashion’s Mayfair townhouse/creative hub, 5 Carlos Place, continues to create clothing that explores black identity and challenges hyper-masculinity by offering feminine nuances. Her Autumn / Winter ’19 collection, entitled ‘Unravelling’, draws on themes surrounding the black male identity in the expanse of their most intimate setting, within their bedroom.

According to show notes: “focusing intensely on twisted seams, shirring, elasticated techniques to create a bounce back effect and mesh detailing, there are subtle elements of sexiness present.

“[It is] a detailed examination of feeling comfortable in your own space and subsequently challenges how this is achieved through clothing, as well as evaluating the individual identities of those wearing the garments.” Take an exclusive look at the collection, shot by Abi Galatia for HUNGER, in our gallery below.


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