Liam Johnson’s entry into the fashion world was inauspicious; his father worked in the garment manufacturing industry and he grew up watching machinists make knickers all day long. Since then his passion for the creative arts has guided his instinctive approach to design. Having been accepted onto the BA Fashion course at Central St Martins in 2013, Liam’s parents were considering selling their home so he could attend.
Fortunately, Liam was chosen for the scholarship by lead designer at Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton. He spent his year in industry in Paris, working at Maison Margiela under John Galliano, working personally with the designer on both the artisanal and ready-to-wear collections. As a designer, his own collections often centre upon alternatives to normal fashion and instead offer remodelled silhouettes, bright colours, unexpected textures and sculptural, exaggerated forms. Graduating from the MA in February 2018, Liam was offered a job at New York based Calvin Klein in May of the same year, where he now lives.