Style / September 2016

Artistic License: Adam Rogers

Artist, designer and entrepreneur Adam Rogers talks to The Rake about his treasured collection of vintage pieces, and the many places from which he draws inspiration in his work and…

Adam Rogers is, to put it mildly, a multi-faceted denizen of design. Having trained in bespoke tailoring at Central Saint Martins, Rogers has since dipped his vintage-Bally-clad toes into photography, consulting, marketing and styling. Today, he calls himself an artist – an umbrella term that hardly does justice to the extent of his creative endeavours. He ascribes non-uniform day at school as the origin for his appreciation of individuality, and the mission statement of his new creative consultancy, A&A (Adam & Arseto), is to bring back the beauty of advertising. He offers drawings, illustrations, editorial and photography for brands in need of a sensitive facelift. A self-confessed vintage addict, he trawls Portobello and Camden Market routinely and finds it an increasingly saturated – and therefore difficult – medium. “I got into vintage buying and selling at Brooklyn Flea Market, so I was constantly immersed in the world of clothes. The timeless style is what I appreciate from yesteryear. It’s not fickle, it’s not transient; it’s constant.”

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Anna Prendergast

Anna is a freelance writer and former staffer at The Rake. She is passionate about travel, well made clothes and homemade chocolate chip cookies.