Achievements
Arizona Foothill's BEST LOCAL FASHION DESIGNER  | Scottsdale Cultural Council's VISUAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR | Fashion Group International of AZ's RISING STAR

10/14                         1st Place Tucson Fashion Week Design Contest

 

10/14                         2nd Place Phoenix Fashion Week Little Black Dress Design Contest

 

9/14                         Tshirt Dress featured in the Little Black Dress Through the Decades exhibit curated by Robert Black at the Vision Gallery in Chandler.

 

8/14                         Hired by Arizona State University to teach in the Fashion Program

 

1/14                         Promoted to Lead Instructor in the Fashion Program at Collins College

 

1/14                         Elected Regional Director of the Fashion Group International of Arizona for 2014/2015/2016

 

1/14                         Best Local Fashion Designer by Arizona Foothills Magazine

 

1/13                         Best Local Fashion Designer by Arizona Foothills Magazine

2012                       Best Local Fashion Designer by Arizona Foothills Magazine

 

2011                       Best Local Fashion Designer by Arizona Foothills Magazine

 

11/10                       Scottsdale Fashion Week Coordinator: Designer of the Year, Community Night & Educational Series

 

09/10                       Featured in Lawrence King publishing book called “Eco Fashion” by Sass Brown

 

07/10                       Spoke at the AZ Department of Education’s Fashion Forum at Scottsdale Fashion Square and was awarded a plaque for “inspiring the future”

 

07/10                       Hired as instructor in the fashion program at Collins College

 

04/10                       Judged student fashion show for the East Valley Institute of Technology

 

04/10                       Speaker at Mountain Pointe High School’s Women’s Mentor Day

 

2010                        Official costume designer for the Arizona Derby Dames roller derby team: The Coffin Draggers and for one of the referees

 

12/09                       Nominated for and joined Fashion Group International of Arizona’s Board of Directors

 

12/09                       Showed line at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s Arizona Alumni Christmas event

 

11/09                       Showed 2010 line at Scottsdale Fashion Week titled: Broads, Dames and Bomber Girls

 

10/09                       Scottsdale Fashion Week Coordinator: Designer of the Year show at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts

 

09/09                       Work exhibited in Eco Fabulous event at the AZ Science Center

 

09/09                       Helped to coordinate Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars event

 

08/09                       Nominated for and joined the Fashion Group International of Arizona’s Board of Directors  

 

04/09                       Helped coordinate and showed work in Mesa Community College’s A Night at the Masquerade Fashion Show

 

2009                        Angela featured on the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website video entitled “My Phoenix Dream Day”.

 

12/08                       Showed line at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s Arizona Alumni event Haute Holiday on the Runway

 

11/08                       Organizes and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: STITCHED 8 designer fashion show.

 

11/08                       Angela Johnson Spring 2008 Fashion Show entitled Candyland shown at Scottsdale Fashion Week on Southbridge Runway

 

05/08                       Angela Johnson Fall 2008 Fashion Show entitled Angela Johnson’s Vaudeville Style Mystery Menagerie at the Clarendon Hotel.

 

01/08                       Line featured in Go Fashionably Green, an eco-friendly fashion show at Changing Hands bookstore hosted by TV3’s Carey Pena.

 

2008                        Hired by Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising as Speaker

 

12/07                       Did a presentation on the Stages of Apparel Production for the AZ Department of Education’s Design and Merchandising Workshop

 

11/07                       Scottsdale Fashion Week Designer of the Year finalist

 

07/07                       Angela is interviewed by “Inside the Artist’s Mind” which is aired continuously on local TV networks

 

02/07                       Judged the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star competition

 

12/06                       Selected by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to nominate someone for their annual Contemporary Catalyst Award.  Nominated: Evonne Bowling.

 

11/05                       Organizes and exhibited work in 4rd annual LabelHorde Fashion Ball featuring the designs of over 60 of Arizona’s Designers

 

11/06                       Sponsor of Phoenix Fashion Week

 

09/06                       Coordinated multiple designer fashion show and trunk show for the Urban Affair urban living event at the Phoenix Convention Center that featured Project Runway designer as Emcee

 

09/06                       Hired to coordinate the annual Diaspora Fashion Showcase in Tucson

 

05/06                       Featured in the Scottsdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau’s Experience Scottsdale Destination Guide.

 

05/06                       Selected as a speaker for Circles of Learning Seminar “How to Start and Grow Your Fashion Biz”

 

05/06                       Selected to donate a design to the SMoCA Warhol fundraiser at the Valley Ho Hotel

 

03/06                       Organizes and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: POP 10 designer fashion show.

 

2006                        Line featured in book, Phoenix: 21st Century City… the fourth book in a series about metropolises that are emerging creatively by publisher Booth-Clibborn Editions

 

2006                        Hired by Mesa Community College as an instructor in the Fashion program

 

01/06                       Organizes and exhibited work in a show at Four White Walls to showcase the work of local designers to publisher Booth-Clibborn Editions who is writing, Phoenix: 21st Century City… the fourth book in a series about metropolises that are emerging creatively

 

12/05                       Designs featured in casual fashion show at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s holiday alumni event

 

11/05                       Helped to organize and coordinate the first Phoenix Fashion Week

 

11/05                       Organizes and exhibited work in 3rd annual LabelHorde Fashion Ball featuring the designs of over 60 of Arizona’s Designers

 

11/05                       Organized and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: 7 Designer “BUZZ” fashion show

 

10/05                       Angela’s designs featured in the 2nd annual FGI Rising Star awards fashion show.  Angela also helps to organize this show.

 

06/05                       Organized and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: SPLASH 16 designer fashion show

 

06/05                       Special guest award Presenter at Arizona Infusion of Music Awards

 

05/05                       Angela Johnson Fall 05 Fashion Show: Sideshow Freak in the Padded Room at Loft 19 Studios

 

04/05                       Donated a Design for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts Fundraiser entitled “Get SmArt”.  Also designed dress that the SMoCA director, Susan Krane, wore to the fundraiser

 

04/05                       Guest Speaker at Westwind Preparatory Academy’s 5th Annual Career Day

 

03/05                       Organized and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: CHILL 10 designer fashion show

 

02/05                       Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher’s Award 2005 recipient (Awarded to only a select 5% of America’s Teachers)

 

01/05                       Angela, along with LabelHorde business partner, Rhonda Zayas, create the Arizona Fashion Foundation as a non-profit organization

 

2005                        Hired by the Art Institute of Phoenix to teach in the Fashion Marketing program

 

2005                        Organized a 4 day, 10 designer, fashion show for the Scottsdale Arts Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts’ annual arts festival which gets approximately 30,000 visitors

 

2005                        Donated services for Catwalk in the Art Fashion Show benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital

 

12/04                       Clothing featured in Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Arizona Alumni Association’s Holiday gathering fashion exhibit.

 

12/04                       Organized and exhibited work in downtown Tempe Mill Avenue Holiday Fashion Showcase 6 boutique fashion show with the Downtown Tempe Communities at Hayden Square

 

12/04                       Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Visual Artist of the Year – Honored with award dinner at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts with the Chairman’s Circle level donors.

 

11/12                       Organized and exhibited work in the 2nd Annual LabelHorde Fashion Ball 60 designer fashion show at Bentley Projects

 

11/04                       Organized and exhibited work in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Night’s: EPIC 10 designer fashion show

 

10/04                       Collaborated with Artlink Phoenix to organize and exhibit work in the Wearable Art Auction and runway show featuring the collaborative works of 48 artists and fashion designers

 

10/04                       One of the 20 Arizona “Woman of Savvy” recipients from the Growth Improvement for Female Teens (GIFT) Organization                 

 

10/04                       Organized LabelHorde Designer of the Month Fashion Show and costume party with 40’s gangster theme, featuring the designs of Lillian Langford at Studio LoDo

 

09/04                       Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award recipient

 

09/04                       Organized (before having knowledge of winning the award) and exhibited work in the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards 10 designer fashion show.  Also designed gown that FGI director, Dawn McCallum wore to the event.

 

09/04                       Organized LabelHorde Designer of the Month Fashion Show and costume party with Transylvanian Trends theme, featuring the designs of Monica Russ at Phoenix Center for the Arts

 

08/04                       Organized “Spotlight”: LabelHorde’s Model Search sponsored by Ford Robert Black Agency

 

08/04                       Organized LabelHorde Designer of the Month Fashion Show and costume party with a trailer trash theme, featuring the designs of Omar Call of nihilo. at Studio LoDo

 

07/04                       Organized “Speakeasy”, an in-store sale for Swell on Mill Avenue in Tempe including models posing as live mannequins

 

06/04                       Items featured in The Parlor Local Designer Fashion Show at Jetz

 

06/04                       The Parlor opens an Angela Johnson room in their shop

 

06/04                       Organized and exhibited work in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: SPICY 9 designer fashion show

 

06/04                       LabelHorde Magazine changes to LabelHorde Fashion, an online organization, replacing the printed magazine and Angela takes on new business partners, Rhonda Zayas and Joanna Manganaro

 

05/04                       Organized LabelHorde Designer of the Month Fashion Show and costume party: GLOSS with an 80’s theme, featuring the designs of Tiffe Fermaint at the 504.

 

05/04                       Chosen by the Arizona Department of Education, Career and Technical Education Division as a design team member for the Adaptation/Adoption Curriculum Framework Process for Fashion Design and Merchandising.

 

05/04                       Organized and exhibited work in STITCH: A day of fashion at the Ice House in Downtown Phoenix featuring over 40 designers in an all day trunk show and an evening fashion show

 

05/04                       Speaker at Fashion Group International Alumni reception with Pat McMahon

 

05/04                       Items featured with Magda Wrosinska in “Homegrown” fashion show at 504

 

04/04                       Items featured in “Kill the Paparazzi” fashion show by boutique “Mary Jane @ Kontrive”

 

04/04                       Organized the pairing up of designers with hair stylists for the Supreme Salon Tour and exhibited work on models styled by Ethan Murray of Urban Hair (Allure Magazine’s Best of Phoenix Stylist)

 

02/04                       Collaborated with Superstar Entertainment to help organize and exhibited in the trunk show portion of Jamboree: A festival of the Arts at Suede in Downtown Scottsdale

 

02/04                       Items featured in The Rebirth Festival at the Icehouse in downtown Phoenix

 

02/04                       Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher’s Award 2004 recipient (awarded to only a select 5% of America’s Teachers)

 

02/04                       Organized and exhibited work in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: TART 9 designer Fashion Show

 

01/04                       Donated item for Body Postive: AIDS fundraiser at Scottsdale Center for the Arts

 

12/03                       Items featured in The Phoenix Shanti Group’s Fashion Makes a Difference AIDS Fundraiser fashion show

 

11/03                       Organized and exhibited items in the 1st annual LabelHorde Fashion Ball 50 designer fashion show

 

10/03                       Work featured on all of Urban Hair’s models for Hair Wars             

 

10/03                       Organized and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: WICKED 10 designer fashion show

 

03                            Organized and exhibited work in weekly trunk shows at Mickey’s Hangover in Downtown Scottsdale featuring different clothing and accessory designers

 

10/03                       Angela creates LabelHorde Magazine with business partner, Daisy Rast, as a way to help promote people working in the fashion fields in Arizona and to provide a foundation for the newly emerging industry.

 

08/03                       Items exhibited in Phoenix Infusion Fashion Series Fashion Show at Club O

 

07/03                       Items exhibited in LIFE: 4th of July festival at Icehouse in downtown Phoenix

 

06/03                       Designs and constructs costumes for the Studio One performance of The Curse of the Purple Tutu

 

06/03                       Organized and exhibited work in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts SMoCA Nights: HEAT 10 designer fashion show

 

06/03                       Organizes and hosts cocktail party to discuss the upcoming SMoCA Nights event and to bring together fashion minded professionals in AZ             

 

05/03                       Organized and exhibited work in Scottsdale/PV YMCA Celebration of Women day fashion show

 

05/03                       Angela Johnson Fall 03 Fashion Show at Club Freedom

 

04/03                       Angela does solo fashion show at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts’ SMoCA Nights: POLLINATE event (the first in a series of local designer features Angela was asked to organize shortly after her solo show

 

03/03                       Items featured in Trompe l’oeil style fashion show at Monorchid in downtown Phoenix organized by Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion at the Phoenix Art Museum

 

01/03                       Items on display at New School for the Arts for the Faculty Exhibition

 

03                            Organized student fashion show for New School for the Arts

 

01                            Poem published by the International Library of Poetry

 

01                            Speaker on “Starting and Marketing Your Own Business” at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Arizona Alumni Workshop

 

01                            Organized student fashion show for New School for the Arts

 

01 to present          Member of Fashion Group International

 

00 to 05                   Hired by New School for the Arts as the fashion design instructor

 

00                            Monkeywench exhibits at The Look Show at the California Market Center (formerly the California Mart) in LA and participates in The Look Show fashion show

 

07/99                       Monkeywench exhibits at ASR Trade show in San Diego and Ritual Fashion and Music Expo in LA

 

03/99                       Monkeywench exhibits at Magic Trade show in Las Vegas in the Edge section and sponsors the Edge Party

 

99                            Angela is invited to Nickelodeon Studios twice to have a trunk show for the artists and employees

 

99                            Speaker at Career Connections Day at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

8/98                         Speaker at Career Connections Day at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

5/98                         Speaker at Career Connections Day at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

97                            Monkeywench Fashion Show at Billboard Live in Hollywood, CA

 

97                            Speaker at Career Connections Day at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

96                            First catalog is created for Monkeywench

 

96                            Monkeywench exhibits at Freshtracks Trade Show in Irvine, CA

 

95 to 00                   Created “Monkeywench” – Clothing line co-owned with Actress Christy Clark of Days of Our Lives and fellow FIDM graduate Dana Wilson.  

 

95 to 98                   Worked at X-Large Manufacturing and X-Girl – Clothing line owned by Mike D. of the Beastie Boys and members of Sonic Youth.  Worked up from a cutter to Designer to Production Manager in 3 years.

 

6/95                         Graduated in the Professional Designation program at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

3/95                         Honor Roll – Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

9/94                         Honor Roll – Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

7/94                         Honor Roll – Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

 

5/94                         Graduated from Northern Arizona University with A Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication

 

94                            Member and Public Relations officer of Mortar Board Senior Honors Society at NAU

 

93                            Member and Public Relations officer of Gamma Phi Beta at NAU

 

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