4/7/22

Flora and Fauna

Johanna Ortiz makes the urban jungle more glamorous with exotic prints and sultry silhouettes.  The eye-catching colors are inspired by the flora and fauna of her native Columbia, a biodiverse country that's bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.  The Vin du Maroc Dress features tropical foliage and plumage that’s perfect for gliding through a busy promenade or hosting a poolside soirée.  The Serendipity Pareo, draped in a Midnight Blue silk blend, is made for an impromptu beach rendezvous.  For late night entertainment, slip on the shimmering camisole and Dancing Midi Skirt fashioned in subdued earth tones.
  
 




Dropped keyhole cutouts and a Queen Anne neck frame the bodice and decolletage of a '70s-inspired dress patterned with artful prints inspired by the tropics. A convertible silhouette allows this dress to be worn from back-to-front for diverse styling.





Birds perched in paisley-leaf palm trees artfully capture the tropics on this silk crepe de Chine jacket with flowy, kimono-inspired sleeves.









A rustic block print in earthy hues enlivens a cotton voile maxi dress designed with voluminous sleeves and waist cutouts leading to the tie-cinched open back.











A pattern inspired by Indian block prints brings worldly charm to this cotton poplin maxi dress featuring a halter bodice that can be tied a number of ways.









Raffia embroidery and cowrie shells at the hem evoke a tropical aesthetic on this breezy linen dress featuring a strappy ruched and knotted bodice.









A print inspired by Mesoamerican pottery illustrates this crepe de Chine blouse cut in a billowy, cropped silhouette with a wide, elasticized hem.









Bracelet-length balloon sleeves and trailing ties add signature style to this poplin wrap top featuring a slightly cropped silhouette and a sun-baked color.









A pattern inspired by Indian block prints amps up the vacation vibes of this chic one-piece swimsuit featuring a flattering tie-cinched cutout in front.









Featuring a pattern inspired by Indian block prints, this cropped cotton top is designed with pretty balloon sleeves and a low back secured with trailing ties.









A hand-painted palm-leaf motif-inspired by Australian Aboriginal dot art-brings a tropical vibe to this faux-wrap dress made from satiny stretch jersey.









A hand-painted palm-leaf motif-inspired by Australian Aboriginal dot art-brings a tropical vibe to a silk crepe de Chine tunic with a drapey, split silhouette.









A one-shoulder neck and side-cutout waist articulate the flow from drapey tie collar to mermaid skirt on this jacquard midi in textural and colorful florals.









Leafy branches interspersed between a bold paisley artfully capture the tropics on this lightweight linen midi skirt, perfect for any warm destination.









A rustic block print in earthy hues enlivens a cotton voile maxi dress designed with voluminous sleeves framing the plunge V-neck and tie-cinched open back.









Birds perched in paisley-leaf palm trees artfully capture the tropics on this silk crepe de Chine maxi dress with a flattering Empire waist and twisted straps.









Twist it, tie it, wrap it or toss it lightly over your shoulders-this silk-kissed viscose cover-up is designed to be the most versatile thing under the sun.









Lustrous fil coupe illuminates this runway-featured camisole highlighted with a bold palm print and finished with a signature keyhole at the V-neck bodice.









A twist at the bust accents the plunge neck and bodice cutout on a midi dress that charmed the runway with lustrous foliage prints and pronounced puff sleeves.









A mushroom documentary inspired the stylized print of this faux-wrap silk dress designed with extended cuffs that can be left unbuttoned for a more fluid look.









Birds perched in paisley-leaf palm trees artfully capture the tropics on a silk crepe de Chine maxi in a color palette inspired by a Moroccan spice market.