Virginia Johnson is a Canadian textile designer who completed her studies in NYC. She has beautiful, lightweight merino wool shawls with pretty prints that she hand paints with watercolors. If I’m ever in Toronto, her flagship shop is on my must-visit list. Anthropologie carries her shawls, but VJ’s own site has the best collection. Typically at the end of each season, they are marked down to 50%! I have one that I purchased a few years back that I still love. When it comes to scarves and shawls, I am a bit of a purist — I like lightweight 100% wool, 100% silk, or a combination of wool and silk if I have to stretch it. No polyester, acrylic, viscose, or modal! I also like simple color schemes so this is the first VJ season in a while that I see any designs that pique my interest.
Image source: Virginia Johnson.