Fashion designer Christopher John Rogers won the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund this past weekend. The 25-year-old is the second Black designer to win in as many years.
Known for his larger-than-life creations and mixing of patterns and colors, the Louisana native’s clothes have draped the likes of Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross, Michelle Obama, and Lizzo.
Before taking home the prize, the emerging designer showcased a few of his creations as part of the evening’s “Night of Dance” theme. Models posed it up in over-the-top looks paired with neon-colored bobs and dramatic winged eyeliner and glitter accents.
“I am so thankful to my parents for giving up so much to allow me to be here,” said Christopher while accepting the award, which includes a $400,000 cash prize and a year-long mentorship with a CFDA member.
Press play below to see his most recent collection from New York Fashion Week SS 2020.