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Christopher John Rogers Spring 2021 Was Inspired By Kids’ Drawings

Christopher John Rogers Spring 2021 Was Inspired By Kids' Drawings

To say Christopher John Rogers is one of New York’s most exciting new designers is an understatement. The SCAD-educated wunderkind, who hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has already won both the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize and the Emerging Talent Award. He’s dressed such luminaries as Lady Gaga and Zendaya (on the night of her historic Emmy win, no less) and his NYFW runway shows are widely considered one of the hottest tickets of the week. So, when he opted not to stage a virtual fashion show in September, anticipation for the Christopher John Rogers Spring 2021 collection grew to a fever pitch. Then, finally, on Tuesday, he debuted a look book that immediately became the highlight of an otherwise underwhelming Fashion Month.

Drawing inspiration from the “insouciant artworks of primary school children,” per the show notes, CJR presented a dreamscape of primary hues, rendered in watercolors, stripes, and abstract floral prints. There were corseted ball gowns, sharp neon suits, strapless dresses with exaggerated hips, and white blouses with dramatic balloon sleeves.

His artful inspiration materialized in both the color palette and the playful mix of patterns. He paired color blocking with his signature checkerboard print. Striped sweaters were styled boldly with floral pants, like a high-fashion version of Bert & Ernie’s famous knits, as designer José Criales-Unzueta cleverly…

There’s Now A High-Fashion Version Of Your Childhood Drawings, Thanks To CJR

To say Christopher John Rogers is one of New York’s most exciting new designers is an understatement. The SCAD-educated wunderkind, who hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has already won both the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize and the Emerging Talent Award.



Christopher John Rogers Spring 2021 Was Inspired By Kids’ Drawings

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