With herFlexin’ In My Complexion, Rogers is the youngest designer ever to debut a line on the event’s coveted runway. Earlier this week, she did so at Harlem Fashion Week at the Museum of the City of New York.
On her Instagram, Rogers wrote: “I just made history as #NYFW youngest fashion designer EVER! I am only 11 years old and made it to the runway while encouraging people to love their skin.”
As we previously reported, Rogers started her line after starting a Twitter account with her sister highlighting her skin tone and beauty.
Playing off 2015’s trending hasthag #FlexinInMyComplexion, earlier this year Rogers told Mashable that she hopes her shirts remind others that their skin color is beautiful—regardless of the shade.
“I wanted to create this clothing line to inspire other people to be confident and comfortable in their skin,” she stressed. “The reason why the font on our Classic shirts is so bold is because we wanted the shirts to be just as bold as the message.”
She also recognized the power that her line is having over people.
“It is very exciting that so many people are supporting,” she added. “There have been so many people reaching out and telling me their own stories, and I appreciate it because I know that I am not alone in my experience.”
Congrats Kheris! You deserve all the success!
Interested in shopping her line? Learn more about “Flexin’ In My Complexion” here.
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