Christopher John Rogers Resort 2023 – Collection 010. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Beautiful and powerful collection of Christopher John Rogers is inspired by 2 very different European fashion houses: Valentino by Pierpaolo Piccioli, Pink PPP, season Fall Winter 2022-2023, and Vivienne Westwood Propaganda and Tartan gowns, presented at The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). And since all these pieces had and still have a great success Christopher John Rogers definitely wanted to have a piece of it. And I can only guess that his passion for the colorful stripes came from Sonia Rykiel.
“Words can’t express my gratitude to everyone who contributed to our runway presentation for Collection 010. I’m filled with immense pride and joy for what my team and I were able to accomplish together and present to the world in this way, after a runway absence of over 2 years. I live for clothes in movement, and in context, and was thrilled to present this body of work. Thank you ALL for your continued support, community, love, and understanding — the squirrels that get it, get it, and the girls that don’t, dont.
We’re known for a playful spirit — a certain joie de vivre, but I wanted to clean it up a bit and present something edited and specific, but also expansive — unprescriptive with a rigor. A collection focused on cut, color, and proportion. A collection of clothes about the joy I find in making clothes,” – Christopher John Rogers.
Christopher John Rogers considers himself as a visual artist, not really as a designer. He is the one in New York Most wanted list of the designers today. Sarah Jessica Parker wore his gown for The Met Gala 2022 (the one which looks like Vivienne Westwood “Propaganda” gown presented at The Met), Anne Hathaway wore his suit for the Colbert Show 2022. The list is long, and I don’t mean stars, I meant reproduction’s…. What’s next?
Photo: Jonas Gustavsson / Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers