My name is Johanna Carls Bernsten and I am a fashion designer currently located in Stockholm. I am Swedish, but I was born in Toronto, Canada.
I come to Stockholm, Sweden at the age of two and moved to Brussels, Belgium at the age of fifteen where I attended an International school with focus on Art and Design. I moved back and forth between Belgium and Sweden throughout my studies before I eventually settled in Stockholm ten years ago.
I have studied at Stockholm University, The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, The Academy of Tailoring and Cutting in Stockholm, and finally at the fashion school Royal of Academy Art of Antwerp.
I began my professional career in 2011 as Technical designer at House of Dagmar. My main responsibilities at House of Dagmar was to create and develop products together with the Creative director and the Production manager. I worked daily with technical drawings, measurement lists, gradings and fittings.
In 2014 I left House of Dagmar for the position as Senior designer at Ivyrevel. At this time Ivyrevel was at its start-up phase and we did a lot of the ground work to where Ivyrevel is today. I was responsible for all the design, sourcing and product development until the time Hennes & Maurizt became part owners. My experience at Ivyrevel gave me the confidence to start my own brand and in January 2016 I released my first collection for Carls Bernsten.
I have now released collections for Carls Bernsten for almost four years, handling the whole process from design to production, and everything else that comes with running a business. During these years I have also been consulting for other brands.
In 2017 I worked at Hunkydory for a couple of months helping out with fittings and product development, mainly concerning the measurements and grading. From 2017-2018 I worked at The Cords & Co, where I did technical drawings and adjustment updates in Pisa. In 2018 I alsoworked a couple of months at Rodebjer, helping out with their technical drawings. For the last year I have been doing freelance work at Tiger of Sweden, working with both men’s wear and women’s wear.
I am always looking for new exiting brands to work with, I believe that I have a great deal to offer considering my wide experience. I have work with start ups as well as well established brands and I truly enjoy both.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you believe that I can bring something to you company. I am looking forward to hear from you!
Johanna Carls Bernsten