What’s good, America? GRAZIA USA asks fashion industry leaders and influential voices to share their secrets to a life well-lived: from the small delights of daily coffee orders to thought-provoking literature, and more complex topics like sustainability and social activism. Welcome to #GOODQuestions.

Here, we chat with fashion designer Ulla Johnson about her Fall Winter 2021 collection unveiled during NYFW.

#GOODQuestions with Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson headshot

#GOODReads
What’s the last good book you read?
Luster by Raven Leilani.

#GOODNight
What is the last thing you do before bed?
Put on lavender oil.

#GOODEats
What is your fave recipe to make?
Strawberry country cake with fresh in season berries for my daughter’s June birthday.

#GOODVibes
Who in your life brings you good vibes and positive energy every day?
My husband and three children!

#GOODLuck
Do you have any day of show rituals that bring you good luck?
My daughter Agnes made me a charm bracelet a few seasons ago and it’s become my good luck charm, I wear it every show day.

#GOODLooks
What’s your favorite look or piece from the collection and why?
It’s hard to choose I love them all. The girls walk every look to life, especially the first look – the opener Marsella really brought a self-possessed power to set the tone for the rest of the show.

#GOODMorning
What’s your morning routine? ​What’s the first app you open each day?
I rise early before the children and get ready and listen to WNYC. Every morning we have a proper sit down breakfast. It’s a really nice family time.
Dark Sky Weather App – I’m obsessed with checking the weather!

#GOODNews
Best news of the year for you so far?
The inauguration of the new administration.

#GOODGrace
What helps you connect with your inner grace and goodness?
Spending time outdoors.

#GOODMemories
Tell us about a favorite fashion week memory.
This season, showing our FW21 collection at the Koch Theater was an absolute dream. I grew up attending the ballet at Lincoln Center and have countless memories of my children’s sparkling faces at the Nutcracker each year. It was really a shining moment amidst the darkness of recent months, and beyond my wildest dreams.

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