about johny dar
Johny Dar is an artist and designer pioneering an original form of expression through art, fashion, multimedia and music. His groundbreaking work delivers a new renaissance of experience to a global audience, and has earned him international acclaim across a wide range of media and industries.
Johny was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1978. Growing up, he nurtured dreams of becoming a filmmaker, convinced from an early age that he had a vision to share. Discovering his talent for design, he moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1997 to study fashion, launched his first fashion label in 1999, and has been producing timeless collections ever since. But Johny turned his back upon his thriving fashion career in 2002, leaving LA to seek new experiences and explore the world. For years he travelled the world, studying different cultures and traditions, seeking to break away from the known and nurture his talent and creative expression in new ways. During his journey Johny developed his unique artistic style, which he sees as the fruit of his exploration and culmination of his experience, and which forms the heart of his work in every medium he engages.
Returning to the fashion industry after his hiatus, he founded the Johny Dar brand as a true lifestyle brand, offering a global audience a fresh perspective on the possibilities of life through original experiences in art, fashion, music, multimedia, body art and interior design. Johny’s passion for originality is palpable in every aspect of his work, and his signature style as outstanding in his paintings as his light installations, prints, couture, illustration, sportswear and music. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Le Monde, Die Zeit, New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, Fault, Hunger, Kaltblut, Aesthetica,Tatler, Flair and many others.