"Johanna Grigarová is a free spirit with her own distinctive and authentic aesthetics. Johanna is a fashion textile designer, with a Bachelor degree from Textile design (2017) and a Master from Fashion design (2019) at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Besides that she also has a bachelor degree in social work. Grigarová’s work embellishes and enhances textiles in a very immediate, sensual fashion. The skillfully made creations and visually surrounding contexts are often wild and involve elements of narratives, with almost mystical qualities. We praise Grigarová’s work and have appointed her to be the first one to receive the Fine Little Day Art Award".

The jury: Elisabeth Dunker, co-founder and creative director.
Ulrika E. Engberg, co-founder and CEO.

Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up, and when did you realize you were a creative person?
I grew up in a small town in Småland (in the South of Sweden). When I was young I was very shy and insecure and had a feeling that I was a creative person but I didn't have the courage to express it. But in my early twenties I decided to start an art education at Folkhögskolan and there I started to bloom, I found the textile crafts and just kept on going.
My main craft education I got at my three year studies at Handarbetets Vänner School in Stockholm.
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Ushyté is a way for me to join minimal shape, wearability and print all into one design. A design that is light, universal and with a touch of femininity, combined with details that give the clothing distinctive characteristic. It is everything that I love to wear and everything that makes me feel unique. Ushyté is my world and you are a part of it as well.

– Johanna Grigarová


Pattern Bird, Bouquet, Mushroom: Adam Lukáč

Olive dungarees, Uups long dress, Rose overall, Striped shaped dress : Zuzana Jakabová

Pattern Water Lilies Pink: Elisabeth Dunker

Pattern Rutig Brown: Johanna Grigarová

Videography: Filip Morjak