Kheris Rogers: 11-Year-Old Entreprenuer Flexes Her Complexion on the Runway

Fabrics aren’t the only thing you can flex on the runway, and Kheris Rogers showed us best as she showcased her T-shirt line celebrating her melanin at Harlem Fashion Week.

The 11-year-old was inspired to start her empowering fashion line, FLEXIN IN MY COMPLEXION, after being bullied for her darker skin, she said, recalling a time when she was handed a black crayon at school.

Kheris sashayed down the runway with sheer confidence, following three of her teen models who rocked variations of her T-shirt collection.

“I still get teased, but now that I know I’m flexin’ in my complexion, it doesn’t matter what anybody else says about me,” Kheris shared with the audience after her show.

You go, girl! Flexin’ your complexion will never go out of style.

Harlem Fashion Week, known for promoting and showcasing cultural conscious fashion, also showcased a dozen of other designers who fit the bill. The night included an emerging designer competition, cultural icon awards and a tribute to Harlem’s Bill Witherspoon.

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Vonecia Carswell

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Vonecia Carswell is a NYC-based digital content producer specializing in writing, photography and social video.

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