View our runway collections here. Want to see more? Check out our Youtube channel.
Looking for our handmade accessories? You can find our products at the following stores in Rochester
We like to celebrate our diverse client base of women, drag queens, teens and children to create a special and unique look just for you. Just reach out to us and we will happily answer any questions you may have.
J.Vargas has helped many clients look beautiful in handmade fashions for weddings, proms, theatre and many other special occasions. Contact us to find out how we can help you!
Have a piece that needs a few adjustments? We offer alteration services as well! Contact us to find out how we can help you!
"J.Vargas" is the brainchild of Josean Vargas-Rodriguez. Born in Puerto Rico, Josean's love for fashion started when he was very young. At age 16 he started experimenting with sewing after buying a sewing machine for his mother. By 24 he was making dresses for beauty pageants across Puerto Rico.
Josean studied Elementary Teaching at the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce. To further his passion, he took a fashion design course at Sor Isolina Ferre Centers in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
In 2011 Josean relocated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to Rochester, New York to further pursue his career. Within that year he met his future husband, Mikey Vargas-Rodriguez, and together they both explored ways to turn Josean's passion into a business
"J.Vargas" began as an accessories business in early 2012. Selling Bow Ties and Skinny Ties that quickly became popular. In 2013 Advocate magazine, a national LGBT publication, named Josean as one of their "40 Under 40" for 2013. In that same year J.Vargas expanded to include custom made apparel for clients.
J.Vargas has shown full runway collections at Peppermint Sewn Seeds Fashion Showcase from 2013 to 2017 as well as the 2014 to 2016 Fashion Week of Rochester shows. Today, the husband and husband team have come together to further grow J.Vargas into a fashion label. Our client list includes Rochester area drag queens Aggy Dune, Wednesday Westwood, and from RuPaul's Drag Race Darienne Lake and Mrs. Kasha Davis.