Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear
March 18, 2013 New York
At an appointment to see his Fall collection, Rogan Gregory recalled an inspiring street-style encounter several years ago in Japan that has stuck with him ever since: a handsome couple wearing head-to-toe utilitarian khaki while out for a walk with their dog. If Gregory ruled the world, everyone would dress like that every day. Picking up where it left off last season, the new Rogan lineup endorses a monochromatic uniform. "That's my thing, and I'm sticking to it," said the designer, whose clothes often have unisex appeal. He starts with menswear and then slightly changes the proportions to flatter the softer sex, whipping up pieces like wool overshirts and a canvas parka in a geometric camouflage print in versions for the boys and the girls. On the feminine side, a patch-pocket button-down shirt shown with an easy olive skirt stood out, while for the dudes, an ultrasoft mint-hued flannel shirt added a pop of color to the otherwise all-neutral offerings. Gregory's reductive and disciplined vision, which comes across as somewhat anti-fashion, sets him apart from the droves of trend-mongers out there.