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Christopher John Rogers’s SS21 Show Made Natural Beauty Look Glam

Ever since his New York Fashion Week debut, Christopher John Rogers has turned his shows into one of the most anticipated events during fashion month. And while the coronavirus pandemic has changed what fashion week looks like, CJR still managed to put on quite the show on October 6, thanks to the CFDA’s Runway 360. 

The clothes shown on the platform were reminiscent of many of his past collections. Pieces were colorful, daring, and eye-catching. Inspired by happiness, this collection sparked pure joy. To achieve said joy, which is very much needed these days, Christopher chose life itself as his standpoint. In particular: Childhood and its seemingly limitless playfulness. 

The designer envisioned little kids drawing with crayons and markers, reminiscing about the starter pack of crayons we used to get before starting school. Think Crayola, but make it fashion! “Something as immense and formidable as the sun can be reduced

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Christopher John Rogers Offers Beauty Escapism With Flying Braids and Two-Tone Lips

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers.

Much like last season, hairstylist Naeemah LaFond provided an array of head-turning hair looks. “They’re very playful and whimsical, yet still have that air of chic and powerful woven throughout that we have come to associate with the CJR woman,” she says of conceptualizing the collection’s hair looks. Using Amika’s Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, she sculpted sky-reaching styles, such as the towering Afros and chandelier-like braids. “The towering crown look was a labor of love inspired by the Zulu women of South Africa and their traditional braided headdresses,” says LaFond, adding that she wrapped pre-loc-ed hair extensions around a cylinder base and added pieces of textured hair to “break up the texture and make it feel more lived-in.”

For the flying braids, which were inspired by LaFond’s daughter, Milah, she was going for a nostalgia meets futurism. “Creating this look reminded me of getting

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