RAWards 2013: Fashion Designer of the Year: Christopher Schafer

Christopher Schafer is a fashion designer in Baltimore. He design custom suits, shirts, skirts, tuxedos and sport coats. His garments have European styling with a rock-n-roll edge.


What inspired you to be a part of Raw Baltimore?
I was inspired to become a part of Raw Baltimore by the eclectic spirit of the events. I have always been a fan of multi-sensory events with art, music, and fashion.

What was the highlight of your Raw Baltimore experience?
The highlight of the Raw experience was the buzz surrounding our booth space the night of our event. We had a beautiful display with a great view of the stage. Lots of people stopped by and checked out our fabrics & mannequins and purchased our handmade ties.

(Photo by Paulette W.)
(Photo by Paulette W.)
(Photo by Paulette W.)
(Photo by Paulette W.)

What would winning a RAWard mean to you? Why?
The Raw Award would mean a lot to me because it would be the first award that Christopher Schafer Clothier won as a team. I’m very fortunate to work with Chris Rondo, Seth Schafer, and Derrick King, they are each amazingly creative individuals. Although we each operate independently with our own clients, we function in unison for fashion shows, photo shoots, and events.

What are your plans for 2014?
Plans for 2014 are to move our studio to a bigger location within our building, represent Baltimore in California at the national Raw Awards, and have a baby. That’s just in January…

Christopher Schafer and team accepting their award.