It has been a giant 12 months for Christopher John Rogers, and the 2021 American Womenswear Designer of the Yr is closing it out on a excessive word by dropping a brand new assortment that can absolutely delight his followers and prospects, or anybody who likes to take a look at fairly issues.
For Assortment 009, Rogers continued to construct on and evolve his namesake model’s codes and signatures. The designer honed in on his buyer — “individualists who proceed to hunt the instruments Rogers creates for a carving out autonomy and self-expression,” per the gathering notes — and thought in regards to the instruments he wished he’d had in his youth. He mirrored on rising up within the South and the preppy-ness, propriety and pulled-together-ness that dictated how individuals had been anticipated to decorate, and married that aesthetic with extra idiosyncratic influences: “an early adolescence spent browsing on-line boards, navigating video video games and browsing for individuality in secondhand retailers,” in addition to paper balls, trash baggage and carry-out baggage.
The gathering notes ask: “When one is compelled to find themselves by means of societal limitations and expectations of how they need to current themselves, how does that feeling inform a designer of that have?”
This manifested in a line crammed with each timeless class and quirky individualism: prim-and-proper, couture-like clothes and tailor-made separates in shiny, distinctive shades of inexperienced, pink and orange; youthful prints like polka dots meant to appear like marker doodles on a toddler’s bed room wall; many alternative takes on stripes, “one of many solely prints that Christopher was snug sufficient to put on rising up.”
Rogers could also be recognized for his exceptional means with shiny colours, however this assortment additionally included a number of quieter seems to be for these moments when the CJR buyer is not feeling as showy: a clear, strapless robe and a tailor-made, cropped swimsuit in a pale gray; a voluminous halter robe with matching opera gloves in cream; a body-hugging knit costume in black with a skinny neon trim. Every with their very own particular, off-kilter subtleties, these seems to be show Rogers can do loads with out essentially “doing probably the most.”
If you happen to’re on the lookout for an extravagant last-minute reward or wish to guarantee your first clothes buy of 2021 is a super-special one, you possibly can preorder the gathering from Dec. 18 by means of Jan. 9 on christopherjohnrogers.com.
See the full Christopher John Rogers Collection 009 in the gallery below.