ANGELA JOHNSON IS A FASHION DESIGNER, FASHION EDUCATOR, ARIZONA FASHION INDUSTRY LEADER AND INSIDER, FASHION BUSINESS CONSULTANT AND FASHION SHOW COORDINATOR WITH 16 YEARS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
“Rising Star” by Fashion Group International of AZ (2004)
“Artist of the Year” by the Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Chairman’s Committee (2005)
“Best Local Fashion Designer” by AZ Foothills Magazine (2010)
“Chicest Local Designer” by 944 Magazine (2009)
“Designer of the Year” finalist in Scottsdale Fashion Week (2007)
“One of Arizona's 20 Influential Women” by Arizona Foothills Magazine
“Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” (reserved for only 5% of the nation’s teachers)
ANGELA JOHNSON (2003-Present)
Angela is an award-winning, indie designer who handcrafts cutting edge, eco-friendly clothing consisting mainly of dresses created from recycled or “thrifted” T-shirts. She is best known for her “T-shirt Ballgowns” which have been a staple in her line since 2003. Her clothing is sold online, in boutiques nationwide, and at her fashion and trunk shows. www.angelajohnsondesigns.com
Eco-Fashion by Sass Brown and Phoenix: 21st Century City by Edward Booth-Clibborn
The Washington Post, Daily Candy, The Arizona Republic, AZ Magazine, Contact Magazine, Scottsdale CVB’s Guide, Phoenix CVBWebsite, Cover of New Times, Biz AZ, Switch Magazine, Java, Where Magazine, 944, Get Out Magazine, Scottsdale Republic, East Valley Tribune, Scottsdale Tribune, Biz AZ, Arizona Foothills, College Times, Item, So Scottsdale, Lemonade, A2Z Magazine, on the red carpet at the Emmy’s on Mary Beth York and countless online publications and blogs.
The Dishon Style Network, Ch. 3 news, Ch. 5, Ch. 12 News and FOX News, Cashak Magazine, Inside the Artist’s Mind on local cable, My Phoenix Dream Day for the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Website.
Angela co-owned a street wear line called Monkeywenchwith actressChristie Clark, who played Carrie Bradyon the soap opera Days of Lives. The line was inspired by the board sports industry.
Pam Anderson, Tommy Lee, Christina Applegate, Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tori Spelling, Leann Rimes, Nicki Cox, Jeremy London, Lisa Rinna, Kevin Connely, the entire cast of Days of Our Lives,and more.
Jesse, Beverly Hills 90210, Soul Train in Japan, the Pat Bullard Show and Days of Our Lives.
Seventeen, Warp, Girl's Life, Sportswear International, Vice, WWD, J-14, Electric Ink, Fresh and Tasty, Barracudaand on the cover of Fashion West.
X-LARGE MANUFACTURING AND X-GIRL CLOTHING (1995-1999) Angela got her start working in design and production for X-Large, the line owned by Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boysand X-Girl, the line owned by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. She started as a cutter and worked her way up to design and eventually held the position of Production Manager taking the line through the entire production process.
AZ FASHION INDUSTRY LEADER AND INSIDER
SCOTTSDALE FASHION WEEK (2008-Present)
Angela is the Scottsdale Fashion Week Community Coordinator. She coordinates all SFW events involving local fashion designers and students including Community Night, Designer of the Year and the Educational Series.
FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL OF AZ (2002-Present)
Angela is a current board member of FGI-AZ maintaining Sponsorships and the Website. She also coordinates the annual Keeping It Local event which is a curated shopping event featuring 30-40 local designers. In 2004, FGI-AZ awarded Angela their Rising Star award.
ARIZONA FASHION FOUNDATION/LABELHORDE FASHION (mid 2000’s)
Angela’s reputation as an Arizona fashion industry leader and insider began when she co-founded an organization called, Arizona Fashion FoundationandLabelHorde Fashion which provided an industry directory and foundation for Arizona’s fashion industry from 2003 to 2007. AFF/LabelHorde gained significant recognition and in 2004 made the Top 50 of Phoenix Magazine’s Best Of issueas “Best Bootstraps Effort”. Angela’s efforts with LH/AFF have continually been credited with kick-starting Arizona’s emerging fashion industry. Today, Angela maintains the original LH/AFF email database with thousands of Arizona fashion professionals and lovers and keeps everyone updated on local fashion events, news and opportunities.
SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (early 2000’s)
Organized and participated in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts "SMoCANights" Runway events. Angela coordinated multi local designer fashion shows, including her own, into one of Arizona’s most notable quarterly, sold out, fashion events.
Mesa Community College
Art Institute of Phoenix
New School for the Arts and Academics
Fashion Public Speaker
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
AZ Department of Education
Advisory Board Member
AZ Department of Education - State Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Board member
AZ Department of Education - part of the design team for the Adaptation/Adoption Curriculum Framework Process for Fashion Design and Merchandisingto aid in the development of a curriculum framework for students and teachers in the Fashion and Merchandising fields in Arizona
East Valley Institute of Technology
Small Fashion Business Personal Consultant
Photo above by: Cassandra Tomei
Eco-friendly, sustainable, one-of-a-kind fashion “upcycled” from “thrifted” and scavenged T-shirts.