Strings and wind instruments filled the warm air, mixing with the ambient lull of nature. Sunlight cascaded upon the mirrored runway. The modern metal backdrop cut into the skyline, allowing a peak at a manicured lawn and vibrant foliage. A circular bed of wildflowers overflowed acting as a centerpiece. The gardens provided a perfect location to compliment Johnson’s designs.
All Johnson’s usual femme tropes came into play from frills to embroidery and appliqué to intricate floral prints. A color palette of warm neutrals, army green, purple pastels, and dusty blues beckoned for spring. Sweet empire waist slip-style dresses made of organza floated down the runway. Though, a lot of new elements sprinkled into the mix. Silhouettes lent more asymmetrical through hems, necklines, and draping. The designer dabbled in traditionally masculine silhouettes this season with a ribbed knit button-down tank and pant set in addition to a whimsical cotton pajama set.
Providing a moment of solace for the perfect mid-morning NYFW spectacle, Johnson brought her greatest hits to the table while implementing fresh takes.