Discover Ulla Johnson‘s Spring Summer 2019 Collection inspired by the idea of a world that is free from boundaries, tight-knit and inclusive, presented on Thursday, September 6th, during the ongoing New York Fashion Week.
“For Spring 2019, Ulla Johnson stitches together a multihued tapestry of pattern and form. Taking her cues from the reimagined Victoriana worn by the women of the Herero people of Namibia, and the abstract genius of the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Johnson explores the way in which women have used the visual language of craft and color to create symbolic meaning.
Pushing her signature engagement with skilled craftswomen to new heights, Johnson worked with artisans the world over to create garments lavished with time and attention. Fully beaded pinafores and wrapped tops and skirts were created with Maasai women in Nairobi. Crocheted garments featuring bold stripes and spliced square motifs were handknit in Peru, while mixed indigo patterns and trailing florals were hand stitched and intricately sequined in India. A pulled thread embroidery, hundreds of hours in the making, is molded into corseted gowns and open work skirts that capture Johnson’s distinctive confluence of tailoring and ease.“