2016 Spring Collection at Sewn Seeds

2015 Spring Collection at Sewn Seeds

2014 Spring Collection at Sewn Seeds

2013 Debut Collection at Sewn Seeds

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  • 13th Semiannual Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art
    Sat. April 30, 2015
    10am - 4pm
    Village Gate
    It's that time again! Find 70+ of Rochester's coolest handmade artists and crafters with an awesome range of soaps, art, jewelry, home decor items, clothes and accessories, just in time for Mother's day! The first 50 shoppers will receive a free swag bag filled with handmade goodies and ample free parking is available in the Village Gate lot. As always, admission is free.
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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, Michael 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, and 2015 shows as well as 2014 Fashion Week of Rochester. Today, the husband and husband team have come together to further grow J.Vargas into a fashion label.

Josean Vargas-Rodriguez

Michael Vargas-Rodriguez

Custom Handmade Fashions

J.Vargas has helped many clients look beautiful in handmade fashions for weddings, proms, and many other special occasions. Contact us to find out how we can help you!