Jake Wesley Rogers Makes a Bold Splash for Fashion Cover Story

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Published April 11, 2022

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Jake Wesley Rogers covers the May 2022 edition of Fashion magazine in an Alexander McQueen look with Saint Laurent necklaces. Photo Credit: Greg Swales

Jake Wesley Rogers, a singer-songwriter who has been dubbed “Gen Z’s Elton John,” appears on the cover of the May 2022 edition of Fashion magazine. Greg Swales photographs the music artist in over-the-top outfits for the edition. George Antonopoulos acts as creative director for the Swales-lensed shoot as Rogers poses in bold pieces, including his signature four-inch platforms.

Singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers stands out in a white look from Harris Reed with Harryhalim boots for Fashion magazine. Photo Credit: Greg SwalesPin
Singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers stands out in a white look from Harris Reed with Harryhalim boots for Fashion magazine. Photo Credit: Greg Swales

Creating Jake Wesley Rogers Look for Fashion

To create a spectacular wardrobe for Fashion magazine, stylists Tom Erebout and Sandra Amador collaborate, creating looks, including labels such as Alexander McQueen, Dior Men, and Saint Laurent. Meanwhile, hairstylist Lisa Marie-Powell and makeup artist Darian Darling assist Rogers in transitioning from one ensemble to the next, allowing him to be a true style chameleon.

Connecting with Fashion magazine, Jake Wesley Rogers wears a Dior Men blazer with a Saint Laurent top, Gentle Monster sunglasses, and a Lazoschmidl necklace. Photo Credit: Greg SwalesPin
Connecting with Fashion magazine, Jake Wesley Rogers wears a Dior Men blazer with a Saint Laurent top, Gentle Monster sunglasses, and a Lazoschmidl necklace. Photo Credit: Greg Swales

Jake Wesley Rogers on Fashion & Style

Talking to Fashion magazine, Rogers describes how fashion has always been important to him: “What I recognize now is that many people feel they have to follow a script — go to college, get married, have babies, etc., and if that’s your truth, no shade,” he explains. “But I turned these expectations into a game. Going to thrift stores allowed me to curate who I was and who I wanted to be. Being different pushed me to be more different, and fashion has always been my superhero cape.”

Making a golden statement for Fashion magazine, Jake Wesley Rogers rocks a cloak, pants, and ring by Saint Laurent. Photo Credit: Greg SwalesPin
Making a golden statement for Fashion magazine, Jake Wesley Rogers rocks a cloak, pants, and ring by Saint Laurent. Photo Credit: Greg Swales

Rogers Talks Elton John & Style Influence

While Jake Wesley Rogers draws frequent comparisons to music superstars such as Elton John, he acknowledges that he was not always aware of the artist’s work. In describing Lady Gaga as one of his early influences, Rogers says, “Elton John wasn’t a thing in my house growing up, but I recognize now that he, Bowie and Madonna obviously influenced Gaga.” Rogers continues, “I got a lot of that inspiration inadvertently through her.”

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Going shirtless for Fashion magazine, Jake Wesley Rogers wears an Alexander McQueen suit with Saint Laurent shoes and Gentle Monster glasses. Photo Credit: Greg Swales

When it comes to fashion and style, Jake Wesley Rogers has one muse in mind. “My number one fashion and everything icon has always been Stevie Nicks,” Rogers says. “So at the end of the day, I’m just trying to be as cool as her.”

Donning a Lazoschmidl look with Alexander McQueen boots, Jake Wesley Rogers stars in a Fashion photoshoot. Photo Credit: Greg SwalesPin
Donning a Lazoschmidl look with Alexander McQueen boots, Jake Wesley Rogers stars in a Fashion photoshoot. Photo Credit: Greg Swales
Ready for his Fashion close-up, Jake Wesley Rogers turns heads in a Gucci look with a Tiffany & Co. necklace. Photo Credit: Greg SwalesPin
Ready for his Fashion close-up, Jake Wesley Rogers turns heads in a Gucci look with a Tiffany & Co. necklace. Photo Credit: Greg Swales

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