Washington Roberts is an advanced contemporary fashion label inspired by African culture with a modern New York sensibility. To dress strong women around the world, Washington Roberts is proudly made in New York City.
Washington Roberts embodies fashion that is not only timeless but wearable using geometric shapes and precise tailoring. Washington Roberts has a touch of culture and also displays a sense of effortlessness to women.
Born in Nigeria, Washington Roberts acquired the design skills of sewing from his grandmother. As a young child witnessing his grandmother turn pieces of fabric into beautiful wearable art allowed his mind to wander into dimensions he never thought possible. His grandmother was the epitome of a WR woman - bold, confident, strong, hardworking, and yet still was feminine. She inspired him to design for women who shared the same qualities, who knew what they wanted, and who desire to stand out from the crowd.
Roberts originally moved to New York City to pursue a career in chemical engineering. Shortly after, while needing something to wear for his birthday, he designed and created the perfect blazer for himself. Soon realized that his true passion was putting a hand to needle and crafting beautiful clothing for others to wear. He eventually decided to design for brands such as; the American Rag, Tory Burch, Victoria's 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 designed with attention to not only style but also superior fit. Featured in coveted publications such as; Women's Wear Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue Italia, unique color and textile combinations are used to create the signature modernity that the WR woman has come to expect. Beyond the limits of the status-quo fashion system, Washington Roberts has maintained a forward-thinking perspective that blends the best of both sides of the Atlantic for an archive that will stand the test of time.