16 posts tagged "Rogan Gregory"
Nobody forgets their first time. But not everybody feels compelled to recall it in print. Credit where credit’s due, then, to the contributors to the latest issue of Dossier, Skye Parrott and Katherine Krause’s glossy biannual, which rounded up a cast of characters—from Alexis Bittar and Cynthia Rowley to Miranda July and arty nouveau-pornographer Richard Kern—to muse, in pictures and text, on their first forays in the bedroom. (One brave soul even conducted a phone interview with his deflowerer, who estimated that they’d last spoken their junior year of college.) Was anything too raw to see the light of day? “We have a policy of printing everything we like,” Parrott said with a laugh at the packed launch party last night, which drew Rogan Gregory, Monique Péan, Timo Weiland, and Suno’s Max Osterweis to the New Museum.
Cobbled together in updated-zine style—with help from Buero’s Alex Wiederin, the magazine’s recently appointed creative consultant, who co-founded Another Magazine and revamped Ten and Vogue Hommes International—it’s a testament of sorts to letting it all hang out. And letting it all hang out is exactly what Andrej Pejic does in an editorial shot by Collier Schorr (who, Parrott says, is planning to use some of the images in an upcoming show). The androgynous beauty, shot in various states of undress, is in good company among the magazine’s cover girls. The previous issues have featured Freja Beha Erichsen and Daria Werbowy, and while the three aren’t the strangest of bedfellows, Pejic is definitely a departure of sorts. “We had Freja and Daria,” Parrott said of the decision. “As far as models go, how could you go bigger than that?” As any of the issue’s contributors could tell you, there’s a first time for everything.
Here’s an inconvenient truth: Dressing eco-friendly is good for the planet, good for the future, and good for your karma, but many environmentally conscious and sustainable clothes are still lagging in the style department. Just ask John Patrick of Organic, one of fashion’s do-right pioneers. “I’m no Balenciaga, but this crunchy, green-bean crowd thinks that because they are using hideous vegan material, they are saving the world, but really it’s only going to end up at Goodwill,” Patrick (left, with models at his Spring ’11 presentation) tells Style.com. “The mindfulness of my work only gets stronger day by day, week by week. I’m not in a bubble and I see the reality of the landscape.” Luckily, he’s not the only one. Retailers, labels, and stores are heeding the call for good-looking, good-doing product, from major chains like H&M with its Conscious Collection to upscale green queen Stella McCartney. And more designers every day are pledging to do their part.
Doing that part can be burdensome, many freely admit. “Now [that] hundreds of designers are working in sustainability, it can’t just be any old cotton—it better be damn good organic cotton,” Patrick adds. And Steven Alan, who incorporates recycled organic and ethical materials, primarily from Japan, into his designs, is candid about the difficulty of balancing eco ideals with market considerations. “It’s just frustrating,” Alan says. “We will work to find one fantastic fabric, but it’s exorbitant, especially with cotton prices where they are now.”
But working a little harder—and, yes, paying a little more—is worth the effort. “It’s where things have to be and there’s no going back, I think,” Alan goes on. “The earth’s resources are just getting fewer and fewer. The way of thinking is changing and I don’t think it will change back—it’s not like skirt lengths or something.” Rogan Gregory and Scott Hahn, the founders of Loomstate, agree. “Buying things of higher quality is always a turn-on,” Hahn opines, “and life is better when you are turned on.” To turn you on—ecologically, of course!—we’ve rounded up some of our favorite look-good, feel-good, environmentally friendly clothes, jewels, and accessories. Buying sustainable is a 365-day-a-year mission. But in honor of Earth Day, keep reading for a few of our favorite little reminders. Continue Reading “Shopping Your Part This Earth Day” »