The Brand

At Tess Johnson, we create designer garments born from unique prints, couture techniques, and classic design. Our clothes are draped on the body, allowing the fabric to work with the shapes of a body – not against it. Each design highlights the fabric and the figure creating an inspired unison between the wearer and the garments.

In every collection, we create custom prints and stripes to ensure unique and special garment design. This is always a staple of Tess Johnson

The Tess Johnson collection has been featured in magazines like Lucky, Elle, InStyle and British Vogue as well as many online publications. Actress Dawn Olivieri, fashion guru Jeannie Mai, and rocker Saffron from Republica are just some of the celebrities who have been spotted wearing the brand.


The Designer

Tess graduated from Parsons, The New School for Design in 2011 with a BFA in Women’s Wear Fashion. While at Parson’s Paris in 2010 she was introduced to couture techniques and draping which have become trademarks of her designs.

After graduating, Tess was invited to participate in Lifetime Network’s 24 Hour Catwalk. Her challenge to create a “Glamorous Camping” runway show was chosen the winner by fashion icons James Laforce, Derek Blasberg, Cynthia Rowley, and Alexa Chung.

Shortly after, Tess successfully debuted her first collection at Miami Fashion Week in June, 2012. Since, she has shown at Ottawa Fashion Week, Nolcha Shopping Event in London, and New York Fashion Week.

Tess resides in New York City as she continues to create fresh, new and inspired designs.