Ulla Johnson’s Summer Romance (just for the frill of it)
Ulla Johnson toes the line between feminine and cool. With a penchant for frills, embroideries, and florals, she has an eye for romantic details - with a twist. Drawing inspiration from her travels, her collections embody a myriad of global references from New York City cool and the beauty of Peruvian textiles to African batik and Parisian joie de vivre.
Whimsical as they are wearable, each range reflects her own busy life as a designer and mother of three. “I’m not one to have a uniform,” she once told Vogue. “Some days, I’m quite stern, and I wear huge nerdy glasses and trousers. Other days, I love feminine, ruffly things and sandals and baskets. That’s what is so fun about fashion: You can reinvent yourself every day.”
Here are 8 of our favourite new looks from her latest collection, shot by Adam Heath’s in house creative team.
Puffed sleeves, a hem that sits mid-calf, and a waspy waist, all executed in the most glorious shade of sky blue. Wear with kicks by day, heels by night and espadrilles on Sundays.
Pretty, poetic and 100% wearable, frills and florals make for the best type of holiday dressing. As the full skirt continues to gain traction as a versatile statement piece, we find ourselves collecting them like stamps. For summer, simply add a tee, cutaway tank top, or matching blouse. Don’t forget bold hoop earrings, strappy sandals and a devil-may-care basket bag.
Ruffles, angelic sleeves and a flirty handkerchief hemline make for a dress that is out of this world. Toughen up with sneakers, or when the weather turns, a pair of biker boots.
A tapestry-inspired print (with just a hint of lurex) makes this your perfect day- to-night look for summer. Anya Hindmarch’s Escape bag hints warmer days are just around the corner.
Printphobia? Take a silky blouse and jazz it up with a single print. It’s print wearing made simple!
The statement blouse is enjoying a renaissance and is the ultimate sartorial pick-me-up. Team with a cross body bay by Anya Hindmarch to free up your hands for more important things… like thumbing through a magazine or ordering your third latte for the day.
What’s smart? What’s wearable? Ulla Johnson’s Claudette dress. Meet your wear-anywhere-anytime frock. Add sneakers or sandals by day, and a snakey pump by night.
Answer: Never! Add crisp white for modern monochrome palette and add crisp accessories in the form of bag, sunnies and sneakers for timeless summer styling.