Chloe Johnson (Also Known As PSHKN/a) is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and writer based in London.
Graduating from Middlesex University in 2015 with a degree in Fashion Design, she has since gone on to have a successful career as a Multi-Product Fashion Designer for a variety of brands, specialising in Sportswear and Streetwear.
Chloe has used her time on the MA Fashion programme at the Royal College of Art to explore her personal creativity beyond the scope of clothing, delving deeper into her understanding of self, her talents in other fields, and purpose within the creative industry. Her work is inspired by the social, political, and historical culture of the Caribbean diaspora, with previous works centred around the Windrush Generation and her complicated relationship with religion. Her current project explores the legacies of colonialism, lost identities, and the diaspora’s yearning for ancestral connection. Each piece she created aims to provoke thought, spark conversation and re-humanise millions of people whose voices have been lost to the complexities of history. Using a variety of materials and mediums, from fabric to cane sugar, her work is manifested through fashion, installation, performance, sculpture, and literature.
Her work and words have been featured in various exhibits and publications, including London Fashion Week, Dazed Digital, Vogue Italia and The Fundamentals of Fashion Design. This year, she has published two books and will be exhibiting her work at two group exhibitions later in the year.
Chloe is also the recipient of the Burberry Design Scholarship and The Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship, both of which ensure that students from ethnic minorities and marginalised communities have equal access to Art and Design Education.