Not to rest on his laurels, Jeffrey Rogador has always been a name to watch in the fashion industry. When the Fine Arts graduate of University of Santo Tomas opted to pursue wearable art, he took up Fashion Design in Fashion Institute of the Philippines to formally put all his big ideas to life. It was in 2004 when he joined the 6th edition of the prestigious MEGA Young Designers Competition and ended up as one of the six finalists. People started to take notice as he easily combined his signature urban sporty aesthetic with practical functionality and wearability. This earned him a regular spot in Philippine Fashion Week since 2007, turning heads on the runway with his two collections every year.
2012 was a big year for Rogador when he represented the Philippines in Jeansation 2 Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Over ninety designers from 22 countries competed in different categories and he emerged as the Best Jeans Award winner, bringing Pinoy Pride to a different level. Following his international success, he was chosen as one of the ambassadors of Levi’s Go Forth campaign and created a 5-piece collection for the launch. This creative collaboration was part of a global marketing campaign where they featured some of the most sought after young talents today. The following year served as a persistent reminder of his vision for limitless possibilities when he did a capsule collection for Jag Jeans Origins featuring Project Runway judge and Marie Claire Creative Director Nina Garcia. Rogador garnered applause from Garcia and pointed out that the collection was “phenomenal and very well put together.” Still in 2013, Rogador became one of the mentors of the fashion reality TV show MEGA Young Designers Competition All-Stars where one of his apprentices emerged as the season winner.