Bowery Boy Rogan Gregory Shares His FNO Plans
If you were asked to rattle off New York’s great shopping neighborhoods, the Bowery might not make it into your top five. But for Fashion’s Night Out, Rogan Gregory, who opened his second boutique inside the Bouwerie Lane Theater last year, is aiming to change that. “It’s got a good collection of stores,” explained Gregory over the phone. “There’s Maria Cornejo, Partners & Spade; the bookshop across the street [Dashwood] is amazing. We’re kind of in the middle of everything on that corner, so we felt some obligation to get everyone together.” Gregory and his team created a handy little map in the label’s neo-constructivist style that includes all of the above, as well as The Smile, Oak, John Derian, and Bellhaus, which will be hosting Vogue alumni-turned-designers that night. You can flip the map over for details of what’s happening where. Also in the spirit of synergy, Rogan’s store will stock a curated selection from relatively under-the-radar designers like Risto, Matohu, Ajna, and Salvor. Gregory himself will be starting the evening at Barneys on Madison Ave.for a Loomstate event, but will migrate downtown for the many planned events at his store—a showing of rare footage from Albert Maysles and a performance by band Cold Cave—and to just be where his heart is. “The Bowery’s got a lot of soul, cultural soul,” he says. “It’s not just another area.” To download the map go to www.rogannyc.com.