The unisex label Johannes Adele was founded in 2015 by the designers Johannes Leijonberg
from northern Sweden and Adele Gillardeau from southern France. Their logotype is made
up of the initials “A” and “J” written in morse code.
Something that says quite a lot about the brand and its values. In today’s high-speed and high-tech world of erratic fashion Johannes Adele wish to take a step back. They let design and communication take the time it requires to deliver a clear message and an artistic vision of modern and traditional tailoring.
Their creative ground derives equally from the cultural heritage of Jämtland in northern Sweden and the rolling hillsides of southern France, where their atelier is located. This way, Johannes and Adele can keep a safe distance from the fashion capital of Paris in order to develop their artistic vision in peace.
The production of the clothes is transparent, from where the fabrics come from whether it be Sweden, France, Italy or India, to where the garments are made. Production is placed in Portugal and the duo pay regular visits to the factory to personally oversee the promise of sustainable quality and workmanship. With the future in mind, awareness and aesthetics go hand in hand for these designers. Original print designs and a large part of the dying is done in-house at the studio in France.
They have a desire to experiment and the will to share something seldom seen in the world of fashion: a beauty more natural and alive than ever before. And this ambition will not be rushed.
IN 2017 JOHANNES ADELE HAS WON THE ELLE SWEDEN BEST NEWCOMERS AWARD AND THE SWEDISH FASHION TALENT COMPETITION