Meet Angela Johnson, an award winning, eco-friendly clothing designer with nearly 20 years of experience in the fashion industry as a Designer, Production Manager, Instructor, Consultant and industry insider. She is best known for creating tailored ball gowns and other keepsake garments from “thrifted” and recycled T-shirts. Angela’s clothing is sold online at AngelaJohnsonDesigns.com. The following image was taken by Larry Alan.
Angela got her start in L.A. working in design and production for X-Large Manufacturing, the line owned by Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys and X-Girl, the line owned by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. In the mid 1990’s she co-owned Monkeywench, a board sports inspired collection with actress Christie Clark. Today, she upcycles an award-winning collection of garments made from T-shirts. She has won numerous awards including Fashion Group International of Arizona’s Rising Star in 2004, Artist of the Year by the Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Chairman’s Committee in 2005, Best Local Fashion Designer by Arizona Foothills 2010-2014, and Chicest Local Designer by 944 Magazine in 2007. She is the founder of LabelHorde: AZ’s Hautest Fashion Directory, teaches fashion classes at local colleges and offers fashion business consultation services. She has been featured in countless books, magazines and television/internet programs. She is also the Regional Director of Fashion Group International of Arizona for 2014-2016.
Here’s some stunning images of Angela’s designs. Photo credits: Larry Alan
I’m currently taking classes with Angela, and with her help, she’s working with me on a cape project. See our Instagram page for behind the scenes as we progress. Thanks so much Angela!
View more beautiful images of Angela’s designs taken by Nicole Clemetson.