Californian bohemian spirit
A global vision informs each Johnny Was design, juxtaposing vintage and modern styles, reserved and unrestrained, traditional and innovative.
Founded in 1987 by Eli Levite, with his children by his side, Johnny Was released a collection of bohemian-spirited tunics accented with artisan-inspired embroidery and painterly prints.
Inspired by the Bob Marley and the Wailers song ‘Johnny Was a Good Man,’ the fashion label Johnny Was was born.
It was with this first collection that Levite’s artistic background revealed itself. Propelled by a key understanding of a woman's desire to imbue effortless, elegant style, Johnny Was collections infuse a sophisticated use of colour, lauded with pretty prints. Today, the label’s talented creative team continues to embrace the inventive expression that fuelled its launch, injecting a Californian bohemian spirit into every design.
A kaleidoscope of swirling florals, geometrics, and animal prints pattern everything from the brand’s signature kimonos, velvet coats, and featherweight silk shirts, augmented with stretch bamboo-jersey dresses and tops–a newly released fabrication that champions the brand’s focus on sustainability.
A global vision informs each design juxtaposing vintage and modern styles, reserved and unrestrained, traditional and innovative. Through each seasonal release, each piece reflects a sense of luxury.
Look forward to impeccably crafted women’s silk kimonos, tops and pants alongside plush velvet kimonos and outerwear, all with delicate hand-finished embroidery and one-of-a-kind prints.
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