Nature meets high design - Artist Collab, LIONFISH X JENNY05. April 2017
We love how nature meets high design in our latest artist collab, Lionfish X Jenny. Swedish born Designer, Jenny Johansson shares about how she created the stunning new print.
What inspired the collab with OKIINO?
I connected with the women of OKIINO while living in San Francisco. I believe in the OKIINO mission and stylish multi-function of the designs. As a tennis player, ocean lover, & adventurer, sportswear has always played a big roll in my life. This collab blended my love of art, fashion, and an active lifestyle to create beautifully functional apparel that empowers women to explore.
What inspired your interpretation of the Lionfish?
Growing up close to nature and spending most of my childhood outside has naturally become a big influence in my design esthetic and love for color. I love to work in water color and created the Lionfish print using techniques of layering colors and lots of water to encourage bleeding of the ink.
What advice do you have for other women?
Go after your dreams. I was born and raised in Sweden, and after graduating fashion high school, I decided to pursue my passion and moved to San Francisco to attend Academy of Art University where I received a Bachelor of fine art in fashion design. Shortly after, I founded the fashion brand Ragnhild. I share my love for design by collaborating with other brands.
With every Lionfish leggings purchase we give back to this artist.