Christopher John Rogers (b. 1994) created his eponymous Brooklyn-based brand in 2016, designing elegant pieces for the effortlessly chic individual. The designer draws inspiration from a variety of sources, from the vintage atmosphere of built spaces of the mid-to-late 20th century to modern artists, including John Chamberlain and David Hammons.
The tactility of a garment and importance of attentive manufacturing, as well as simply “feeling happy,” are all considered elements in Rogers’ process. As with Look 39, a vibrantly striped, synthetic knit dress from his spring 2021 ready-to-wear collection, his pieces are bold yet timeless and “encourage their [wearers] to take up space.”
Photographed in the Brooklyn Museum.