Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022

Ulla JohnsonSpring/Summer 2022

Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 collection is an exuberant celebration of the natural world. Saturated and sun-bleached shades of citrus, coral and lavender nod to the botanical realm while deep blues and greens, lit up with bright teals, pay homage to the ocean. There is a sense of intimacy revealed; a contrast between strict corsetry and unbuttoned layers topped by oversized outerwear and trousers. Graphic juxtapositions of form, color and mixed textiles are all treated with a gentle air of insouciance. There is something conjured of a nascent naturalist, celebrating the living world as she finds it in small moments amidst the cityscape, or in the open expanse of land and sea. The preservation of handcrafts is at the heart of Ulla’s world and is brought to life this season through our long term partnerships with artisans in Kenya, Peru, India and Italy in the form of jewelry, intricate knits, embroidery, and tailoring. Also, Inspired by the radiantly complex landscapes of outsider artist Joseph E. Yoakum, Johnson confidently layers materiality and silhouette to transportive effect. Reflecting on a year that, amidst its chaos, bore quiet spaces wherein birdsong emerged from the cacophony of the urban jungle, Johnson proposes a newfound ease. The collection flows in a dialogue of bright color and textural layers interspersed with oases of simplicity and contemplative elegance.

Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 collection brings to life a métissage of pattern and texture. The hand of the maker is brought to the fore as she mixes a diaphanous thumbprint dot organza with an intricate handloom adorned with rosettes of hand-embroidered cowrie shells. A bold one shouldered frock seems sculpted from air, while a sculpted bodice softened with a full skirt hangs suspended from barely-there straps. Indigo hand-tied shibori sunbursts across tailored silhouettes, stunning the eye with its kaleidoscopic patterning. Graphic hand-embroidered thread work travels across dynamic and modern shapes featuring delicate apron bodices, cascading column skirts, and asymmetrical sleeves and peplums. Panels of open thread work with crocheted straps accent densely stitched corsetry in hues of cream, deep sea and pale blush shown over poet blouses finished with delicate lace collars.


You May Also Like: Fashion Collections


Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection
Ulla Johnson Spring/Summer 2022 Collection

Images courtesy of Ulla Johnson