Johanna Ortiz’s Resort 2022 WINTER SUN collection dives into the underwater life, looking for inspiration from that state of PEACE AND SERENITY that the sea evokes. Tat emotional connection that is experienced when floating in THE CALMING RHYTHM OF WAVES.
Tis aesthetic is decoded in BARÚ, an island in Cartagena, Colombia, that has become the chicest resort destination for vacation.
Circa 1977, she’s relaxing in a hammock in Barú. La mer, the warm sun, her feet on the sand that dissolves into foam.
The silhouettes are light, timeless & versatile, including reversible swimsuits and back to front tops, beach to dinner outfits and easy to wear elastic smocks. A collection that celebrates natural femininity through seashell curves.
The prints reflect an ethnic aesthetic, a celebration of the imperfect yet magnificent human hand, inspired by Indian block prints that are made by eye, where even imperfections are part of the ineffable humanity and beauty of the craft.
The colors are strong: neutrals like ecru, natural & pearl but also black and marine blues that contrast with nude skin tones in different shades. Finally earth tones like rust, safari green, amber and terracotta.
The fabrics are solid & printed sustainable cottons, linens, waffled lycra and glowing paillette textures. There is also a bit of emotional embroideries through hand stitched and recycled cotton chord, raffia finishings, seashell charms and woven braid trims.
The accessories are like extraordinary sea treasures….starfish and corals become la Sirène’s jewels to grace her beauty while seashells are a mimesis for belts.
A praise to artisans from Sandoná-Nariño, the earrings and necklaces are made in natural fibers such as Palma de Iraca and Raffia, embellished with shell and hand carved charms. Woven Iraca beach bags with leather finishings also pay a tribute to Colombian craftmanship.