Washington Roberts is a fashion label that infuses inspiration from African culture with a contemporary New York sensibility. While using geometric shapes and precise tailoring Washington Roberts not only adds a touch of culture but also a sense of effortlessness to women. Washington Roberts is proudly made in New York.
Washington Roberts embodies fashion that is not only timeless but wearable. The mixture of daring, forward thinking and confidence allows his pieces to remain for generations to come.
Nigerian-born designer, Washington Roberts, acquired the skills of sewing from his grandmother. As a young child witnessing his grandmother turn pieces of fabric into beautiful pieces of wearable art allowed his mind to wonder into directions he never thought possible. His grandmother was a true inspiration.
International Chic with a Nigerian Touch.
Washington moved to New York City to pursue his career in chemical engineering. Shortly after, while needing something to wear for his birthday, he designed and created the perfect blazer for himself. He soon realized that his true passion was putting hand to needle and crafting beautiful clothing for others to wear. He began in the fashion industry working with stylist Kithe Brewster and Showroom Seven. He eventually went on to design for brands such as American Rag, Tory Burch, Victoria Secret and Vera Wang.
In 2011, Washington Roberts debuted his first collection and since then has rapidly become a respected designer of contemporary women’s apparel. Each piece is created with attention to not only style, but also a superior fit. Unique color and textile combinations are used to create bold and edgy designs, which have been featured in coveted publications such as Women’s Wear Daily, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue Italia. Washington Roberts continues to design pieces for the progressive, modern women.