At a Christopher John Rogers party, he will cry if he wants to.
One of the magics of Christopher John Rogers is that the brand makes “it” items out of things you never wanted to wear. Oversized rainbow striped sweater. A voluminous skirt in the shape of a strawberry. A jumpsuit with balloon sleeves and legs that makes you feel like a flying squirrel. The designer’s understanding and approach to clothing feels more emotional and intuitive than trend-driven. You get the sense that every new collection emerges from a kaleidoscopic world built for itself, as opposed to following a greedy fashion algorithm.
And most of all, Christopher John Rogers delights in surprises: you think it’s one thing, but show that the brand is two steps ahead of your expectations. It wasn’t, or at least wasn’t, the shapely, red carpet-ready gowns the brand is known for, like when she staged a runway show outside of her semi-annual schedule to announce 10. However — rather, it’s a new, colorful proposition for American sportswear. Collection 11, unveiled in a lookbook photographed by César Buitrago on Friday, subverts the brand’s profile and shows what it can do.
From the beginning, Christopher John Rogers let us know this was different, opening the collection with seven white and off-white looks, swapping the iridescent palette that has become synonymous with tortilla, macadamia and ivory shades. increase. .
Christopher John Rogers, in a way, tells us how to consume a collection subtitled “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To.” See the details, construction and clever designs that make these clothes spectacular and connect them to the 10 lines that precede them.
The brand featured a striped shirt and trouser set in green (“cardamom”), a tweed sheath dress and matching coat in green (“lettuce”), and a trio of black ensembles (eyelet kaftan, ribbon blouse with cargo). Calms colors. Pants, knitted bodysuit with front opening. Below are a series of inspiring colors and prints borrowed from nature’s most unexpected extremes. muted orange ‘carpaccio’ pink, ‘algae’ and ‘seaweed’, ‘acai’, yellow-green ‘grape’ purple similar to ‘acai’, black lily flowers, red-orange to yellow ‘crayfish’ Gradation.
Another Christopher John Rogers code is the underlying playfulness that touches every aspect of the collection, from the inspiration (there are prints plucked from nature, plus a strikingly distinctive clown pattern) to the name. am. Color and design details (i.e. circular cutouts called “hole punches”), styling (such as how the model in Look 2 wears a red clown nose). Collection 11 doubles down on several silhouettes as the brand’s staples, including cargo pants, ruffle-front button-downs, bustiers, strawberry skirts and, of course, rainbow his knits.
In just a few short years (remember, the team graduated from SCAD in 2016), Christopher John Rogers has not only established himself as a remarkable brand, but by doing things his own way, It cemented its position as a leader in New York fashion. Understanding not only what your customers want, but what makes them happy. And we can all use a little more joy in fashion, right?
Check out all the Christopher John Rogers Collection 11 looks below.
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