Johannes Faktotum, meaning "jack-of-all-trades", is a menswear line established in February of 2009 by Johanna Bloomfield. She began her career in menswear in 2002 when she moved from New York to London to study at the London College of Fashion. She went on to work for Bless and Rick Owens in Paris, later returning to NYC to work for Cloak and Ralph Lauren. Combining the intricate details of vintage constructions with her own style, Johanna Bloomfield decided to bring together her diverse experience to form Johannes Faktotum.
This first collection embodies the spirit of the traditional German guild of craftsmen known as the Zimmermann (carpenter). The masculine silhouette of the artisans' uniform is the basis for much of the collection, emphasizing strength with double-breasted closure and pronounced shoulder lines. Athlectic-inspired knitwear is paired with structured utilitarian outerwear. The outerwear combines tailored elements with technical fabrics to form a wardrobe for the physically active male. And there's no choice but to notice that models Reid Prebenda and Salieu Jalloh, here shot by Jeffrey Cohen, did fit in these clothes !