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Virginia Johnson is a Canadian textile designer whose colorful prints decorate clothing, shawls, a home collection, and children’s wear. Her work is carried in more than 100 stores worldwide,...

Virginia Johnson is a Canadian textile designer whose colorful prints decorate clothing, shawls, a home collection, and children’s wear. Her work is carried in more than 100 stores worldwide, including Barneys, Takashimaya, Holt Renfrew, Liberty, Selfridges and Net-a-Porter. Each Virginia Johnson print begins as a watercolor painting, which is silk-screened onto fabric, then cut and sewn in Toronto or India. She draws inspiration from her travels and from nature, particularly birds, water, trees, flowers and animals. 

Virginia attended New York’s Parsons School of Design and worked for designer Helmut Lang before founding her own line in 2001. In addition to textile and clothing design, she works as an illustrator. Her illustration clients have included magazines Vogue and InStyle, as well as designer Kate Spade and retail store Holt Renfrew. 




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