Ulla Johnson Resort 2021: Re-Rolling Best Sellers in New Fabrications

Ulla Johnson has been amongst the first designers to show a Resort 2021 collection. Usually by this time in the year we have seen many designers show resort collections. This year we have only seen a little more than a dozen resort collections to this point. The collection brings effortless elegance. She told WWD  “Once people come out of this, they want to be inspired, and we need beauty, and have all been so separated and silenced that we really wanted to say something strong and positive and assertively new.” And I definitely agree. The collection notes said that passion and resilience form the backbone of this collection represented by a tree of life sprung from separation and heart rending loss. Shown in crisp poplins and intricate handknits, this elaborate and unfurling motif reaches from the earth towards the heavens representing growth and giving life, reinforcing our connection to the world and to each other.

Now while the collection is new it also is new color ways, prints, textures, and modifications on some of the best sellers that Ulla Johnson has shown in recent years. “There were a lot of conversations about re-rolling best sellers in new fabrications,” Johnson told VOGUE, “but I felt very strongly it was important for me, the team, and our woman that we continue to try to bring something new.” I just don’t see it. While I love this collection it doesn’t feel very new. It seems to remind me of collections we have seen her send down the runway season after season. I would love to see something bold. But what this is is wearable and sell-able. It has appeal to all kinds of women. I will say I LOVED the shoes from this collection. They should totally become a street style staple ASAP. I do think that women would love to wear that. It can be seen that while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that when Ulla Johnson dropped a new online retail store expecting to sell some hair accessories or sweats “but in truth we were selling runway pieces,” she told VOGUE. We don’t often see Ulla Johnson on the red carpet, but there are two looks I definitely think would be really chic. For the upcoming press tour for No Time To Die I imagine that Naomie Harris will have a couple of more casual appearances I think that this green and yellow ikat print cross draped bodice midi dress which features bow details at the shoulders, a triangle cutout on the sternum, and an a-line ruffled ankle length skirt would be a perfect appearance. I definitely would option it for Naomie to rock on the set of a morning talk show because it has that light effortless vibe especially if styled with loose waves, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, and a pair of silver and gold Malone Souliers ‘Honey’ peep toe d’orsay ankle strap sandals. Another look from Ulla Johnson I think would be perfect for the talk show circuit is this black top stitched puffy sleeve blouse and high waisted trousers with a cummerbund waist. I would love to see Olivia Wilde rock this look for one of the late night shows with wavy bob, defined eyes, nude pink glossy lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Bee Alta 130’ platform chunky heel sandals, and fun and glamorous MATEO NY 14k gold set white diamond ‘Axis’ hoop earrings. Each look is gorgeous and I think it would work for those more casual fashion appearances.

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