Christopher John Rogers’ Technicolor Dream Collection


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Coming off his last year’s win from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and a new studio in Soho, Christopher John Rogers has injected new vitality into his already adventurous, playful aesthetic. For Fall/Winter 2020 presented inside the logistical labyrinth that was Spring Studios, Rogers flipped his $400,000 in winnings and mentorship into factory-made, iridescent custom fabrics in every shade of the rainbow and 650,000 Swarowski crystals bedecked throughout the collection, jewelry, and beauty look. A refined focus on drapery and exaggerated tailoring meant Rogers took Madame Grès references and manipulated taffeta, velvet, Italian crepe, and silk organza to frame models’ body in a way that showed he meant to make an impact through a sea of saturation. Case in point? After a few models walked there was a dramatic pause and then Niko Riam sauntered down the wide runway, wearing a stunningly described “Baja Blast” silk taffeta belle of the ball gown that made the audience audibly gasp. Casting director Ricky Michiels brought back faces like Aba Mfase-Ewur, Anzie Dasabe, Danielle Mareka and the exquisite Coco Mitchell back to showcase the creative collection and with a recent buy-in via Net-a-Porter, art meets commerce with Rogers quickly getting acclimated to the erudition of business.


Photo by Dan Lecca provided by BPCM


Photo by Dan Lecca provided by BPCM


Photo by Jason Lloyd Evans provided by BPCM


Photo by Jason Lloyd Evans provided by BPCM


Photo by Jason Lloyd Evans provided by BPCM


Photo by Jason Lloyd Evans provided by BPCM


Photo by Jason Lloyd Evans provided by BPCM

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