Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz celebrates her 15th anniversary this year and to do so she kicked off the festivities with an intimate show at Augustine, the trendy French Bistro located at the Beekman Hotel in Lower Manhattan. For the anniversary show, the brand showcased its Resort 2019 Collection at breakfast with models who were clad in the beautiful, super feminine resort attire.
The collection referenced the brand’s past for her newer international market by infusing many classic brand details such as twists, knots, bows and wraps. Varying floral and leafy prints were abundant, in lively colours – marigold, peach, seafoam, sky blue – inspired by the works of painter Pegge Hopper.
Johanna Ortiz also referenced George Owen Wynne Apperley’s paintings of flamenco style and women donning traditional Manton de Manilas. Her translation offered divine reinterpretations of silky, floral gowns with fringed hems. Elsewhere, printed suits, tiered skirts and romantic dresses with twisted and wrapped necklines added freshness to her festive array.
Additionally, Ortiz’s accessories brought even more strength to the collection – with ornate floral and tassel drop earrings, basket weave belts and bags of varying shapes and sizes, and four styles of shoes. The shoes were a result of her ongoing collaboration with Tabitha Simmons and ranged from sandals to pointed flats and heels, with Ortiz-fashion wrappable grosgrain ribbon, in matching floral prints and hues.
Take a look at Johanna Ortiz’s collection…
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