Edgy elegance is what came to mind when I had the opportunity to see BJ Johnson Fashion group featured during a show last fall. I was excited to know that the designer was located in the same city as me, so I jumped at the opportunity to invite him to showcase his designs at last month’s show, Rip the Runway MOCOStyle. If you ever have the chance to watch Bryan Johnson in action it will become immediately evident that he is dedicated to his art, a passionate and cerebral creative. I had to introduce him to my favorite fashionistas who read Truly Charmed. Read on to get to know fashion designer Bryan Johnson, creator of BJ Johnson Fashion Group.
Tidbits On Bryan Johnson, Fashion Designer
I am Bryan, owner of BJ Johnson Fashion Group. I was born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina. I spent 10 years of my life in Atlanta, Georgia starting my business from the ground up. I became a designer because I have always loved the creative aspect of personal style and I wanted to give people more options.
The Launch of BJ Johnson Fashion Group
I studied at American International University of Atlanta concentrating in fashion design and marketing. During my senior year, I decided to break out and start the beginning processes of my business. BJ Johnson Fashion Group was launched during the summer of 2014. After spending time in the big city, I moved back to South Carolina to establish a home base for the fashion group and in hopes of expanding sales and networking with more up and coming artists like myself.
The Designer’s Inspiration
BJ Johnson Fashion group aspires to change the way of fashion, establishing no rules, only guidelines.
We love to keep it simple, sexy and classic. We look to push the envelope, create, and have fun with clothing. We provide custom clothing for men and women, consulting for shoots, art direction, make-up, styling and hair services. To be a working artist-placing orders and the joy of fulfilling them- is my greatest accomplishment. It is a gift that not many get to experience.
What’s Up Next!
We are headlining our second show, entitled “Jump”, on Saturday March 31, 2018 in Sumter, SC. This is our first show in Sumter. This showcase will be a celebration of Jumpers and everyday risk-takers, whether it be risks that you take in your careers, relationships, or your personal style. In addition to fashions by BJ Johnson Fashion Group, “Jump” will feature two other designers based in South Carolina, Dpresident Attire and Anton & Maxine Clothing. Go HERE for all updates and announcements about the show!
Advice to Aspiring Fashion Designers
To someone striving to start a career in fashion, I would say PUSH THROUGH!!! It's super hard out here especially when you’re starting out alone. Jump!
Connect With BJ Johnson Fashion Group
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I recently watched the Ralph Lauren episode of the series Bloomberg Game Changers and it is amazing to see how one’s fantasy can evolve into a fashion force to be reckoned with. I have no doubt that BJ Johnson Fashion Group will leave an amazing legacy, and I am looking forward to all that is to come for this talented designer.
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