Already a celeb favourite (we’re speaking Rihanna, Lizzo and even Michelle Obama), Christopher John Rogers retains making waves. He held his first runway present again in September in the course of the Spring 2020 season sending out voluminous silhouettes with tons of character. And now the American designer can add CFDA/Vogue Trend Fund winner to his ever-growing checklist of accomplishments.
Because the winner, Rogers receives a $400,000 prize and a 12 months of mentorship from one of many CFDA’s distinguished members. And he was up in opposition to some fairly gifted rivals. This 12 months’s runners-up have been Danielle Hirsch of bridal line Danielle Frankel (a favourite of Zoë Kravitz) plus menswear and womenswear designer Reese Cooper. Every will obtain $150,000 and a 12 months of mentorship.
So who determined which designer deserved the highest prize? Judges like Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Paloma Elsesser and Eva Chen helped choose the winner. Rogers joins the ranks of previous winners, from Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond to Alexander Wang to Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.
We don’t learn about you, however we are able to’t wait to see Rogers’ Fall 2020 assortment hit the runway.