I have been a fan of Virginia Johnson's work for many years - her painterly style always feels bright and airy; carefree yet elegant. I recently visited the flagship store and found out she is also from Canada, which made me beam just a little bit.
WHO: Virginia Johnson
WHERE: Toronto, ON
WHEN: est. 2001
WHY: Virginia writes, "I love to paint and use colour and very simply to make different shapes and marks on paper. I'm very inspired by books and art. I majored in Art History and have a fondness for Matisse, Gauguin, and Sorolla for their strong compositions and vivid colour palettes.
I also find inspiration in nature and travel. I was in California this past January and drew many different types of trees and landscapes. I always find a way to turn the drawings into fabric designs."
HOW: After attending Parsons School of Design and working under Helmut Lang in New York, Virginia moved back to Toronto to start her own collection.