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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.