Runway Collections

View our runway collections here. Want to see more? Check out our Youtube channel.

2017 Spring Collection at Sewn Seeds

2016 Spring Collection at Sewn Seeds

2015 Spring Collection at Sewn Seeds

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Looking for J.Vargas? Here's where we will be!

    Sat. November 25, 2017
    10am - 4pm
    Village Gate
    CURATED is a one day independent market held at the Culver Rd Armory curated by Shop Peppermint. Discover great independent designers and artists, support your local economy, and take part in community. We make it easy to shop small and have a blast while supporting the city you love! Meet our curated group of 40 independent designers and artists, selling everything from jewelry to home decor and furniture, stationery to men's leather goods!

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"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.

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 now shown full runway collections at Peppermint Sewn Seeds 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 shows as well as the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fashion Week of Rochester shows. Today, the husband and husband team have come together to further grow J.Vargas into a fashion label.

Josean Vargas-Rodriguez

Mikey Vargas-Rodriguez

Custom Handmade Fashions

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!