Christopher John Rogers is the fashion designer on the rise. In an interview with L'Officiel, Rogers spoke about when he first wanted to be a designer, saying "When I was in elementary school. My friends and I used to draw comic books and make little characters all the time. I started to investigate what
When asked about his personal connection with jewelry, Rogers said, "My grandmother had a ton of jewelry and she definitely loved it, loved it, loved it. She always dressed monochromatically and presented herself in head-to-toe one color, so whether it was costume jewelry that was red that matched her red suit, or it was diamonds that she wore with an all-white ensemble, it was really for her about self-expression and not really taking it too seriously. That aesthetic and that point of view has manifested itself into the work that I do."
"Color is the way that I see the world, more than any specific reference, any decade, or type of garment, or silhouette. It's a way to make people feel happy," said Rogers concerning his love of color. "It's what has always made me feel happy. My fifth grade school picture was me in head-to-toe yellow, which looking back, was hilarious. And my mom was like, "I don't know what you're wearing."
When asked what it was like to work with Alek Wek on her latest project, he said, "Alek is one of my top inspirations. Whenever I think of high glam and high fashion, I think of Alek. And that’s definitely something that we’re all about here at CJR is self-expression, taking up space, being glamorous wherever you go. So whether it is a black tie event or you’re just walking down the street to grab a carton of milk, fashioning yourself in a way that allows you to be most yourself."
Information originally sourced from L'Officiel.