Flora M Johnston

A conversation with Flora M Johnston - Onesixone Bag

Onesixone in conversation with Flora M Johnston 

During the pandemic that affected the entire world and that kept us locked in our homes for many months, our offices were also paralyzed and we had to close until further notice. But we knew that we could not stand idly by, we wanted to bring some “entertainment” to the society in these difficult times. 

From Onesixone we have always felt identified with art, culture, slow fashion, and that is why we take advantage of these moments to chat and have a conversation with people who inspire us, women who are references, artists who inspire and who move the same values as Onesixone.

On our first occasion, we had the pleasure of chatting virtually with the fashion editor Flora M Johnston, a true style reference. Flora M Johnston, a true style reference. 


Flora M JohnstonFlora Macdonald Johnston is a well-known London journalist who began her training in the art world, although she was always attracted to the world of fashion and beauty. 

She has worked for numerous fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Grazia Magazine. 

She is currently a Junior Editor in the fashion section for the prestigious Financial Times newspaper. 

Her style is a benchmark in the world of fashion and it is common to see her wearing the latest trends at the doors of the London Fashion Week shows. 

Interview with Flora

161: Where are you living during quarantine?

FJ: I’m living in my gorgeous house in Brixton, London.

161: What’s have been your favorite food to cook during lockdown?

FJ: A tough one to answer, as since lockdown, I cook all the time! Sounds a little snooze but I adore making soup and have experimented loads since isolation began, from spice began corn chowder to fresh mint and pea

161: What book or magazine are you reading?

FJ: I just finished Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (I’m so late to the game I know on this, but it’s a truly excellent read) and I’m awaiting the arrival of Raven Smith´s first book Trivial Pursuit.

161: Who is one of your favorite artists?

FJ: My talented friend Venetia Berry, she always creates the most beautiful and sculptural paintings in pretty pastels hues, and now she has ventured into ceramics.

161: Do you have art work in your home?

FJ: We have so much art hanging on the walls from portraits and scenic landscapes to old French posters. My favorite feature is our green busty vase from Anissa Kermichewhich stands proudly looking out onto the road from our kitchen bay window, it gives me giggles to know that passersby get a show. 

161. Which is your favourite style Onesixone Bag?

FJ: I really like the hobo bags. They are super relaxed yet still chic and can be styled with most of outfits. Plus they fit plenty of essentials! I particularly like the “Endless Grey”Endless Grey«Flora M Johnston Favourite Bag

161: Who are your fashion icons?

FJ: Really tough, I am inspired by so many people from Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons,to Leandra Medine, founder of the famous blog Man Repeller.

161: What designers do you have as ones to watch right now?

FJ: Saul Nash, who focuses on technical athleisure wear. Steven Stokey Daley, who even though is still a student at the university of Westminster, has already impressed with his impeccable menswear and tailoring. And finally, sustainable brand Bode, who uses offcuts and discarded fabrics.

161: What are your go to fashion essentials?

FJ: At present its all about my collection of hairbands ( I own about 12), which are hiding my even more creeping roots from showing and I am practically surgically attached to my black cycling shorts. When off dutty I wear a gigantic hoodie that is so unbelievably comfy from Welldone.

161: What are you looking forward to doing the most?

I miss life! Long summer evening spent in the garden with good food, wine and most importantly, close friends. I cant wait to cook my friends a gigantic feast to show how much I have missed them all and to laugh and dance into the long hours of the night.


( To read the original conversation with images of Flora M Johnston, visit @onesixoneofficial