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Christopher John Rogers

Founder & Creative Director, Christopher John Rogers

The 2021 CFDA American womenswear designer of the year has quickly become one of New York’s most talked-about young talents.


Christopher John Rogers is the designer behind his namesake line. The American brand, known for its bright colours, bold prints and texture play marries drama and practicality under the concept “pragmatic glamour.” 

Rogers studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design , where he launched the Christopher John Rogers line through his senior thesis in 2016. Shortly after graduating, Cardi B wore one of his coats to the BET Hip Hop awards. Since then, the brand has gotten attention from publications including Vogue, WWD, T Magazine and Elle, and stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Michelle Obama. The New York-based designer dressed Kamala Harris for her swearing in as US Vice President in January 2021. His work was included in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” exhibits. Elsewhere in 2021, Rogers did a Target collaboration and was featured on “Gossip Girl.” Christopher John Rogers is stocked in Browns, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Net-a-Porter. 

Rogers won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize and was added to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in 2019. He won the CFDA’s emerging designer of the year award in 2020. In 2021, he was named the CFDA’s American womenswear designer of the year and an LVMH Prize finalist. 


Christopher John Rogers

Christopher John Rogers

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16 October 1993

United States

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