Rogan Gregory (b. 1972) began his career in New York City as a design consultant for luxury fashion brands. His unique approach combined a sculptural perspective with the street energy of New York, filtered through his nuanced sensibility for design, architecture and science.
Implementing a rigorous research and design process, Rogan created technically revolutionary fabric and garment construction, while his approach to clothing forms established him as a pioneer in a new generation of designers. He designed his first eponymous clothing collection in 2001. In 2004, he cofounded the Loomstate brand and in 2005 he designed Edun, his first clothing collection for Bono and Ali Hewson. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA fashion fund award.
While pursuing his career in fashion, Rogan has also spent the past decade creating a body of sculptural work and painting. The intent of the work is to channel his interest in natural forms, ecological systems and evolutionary biology. The collection of sculptural works begins with procreation and cell division, evolving into infinite iterative physiological combinations. Finally, the life forms become extinct and dramatically expelled from the cycle while beings not able to adapt are diffused into extinction. Rogan works in bronze to interpret and preserve his own chronicle of this evolutionary arms race.
Rogan works repetitively. He is inspired by the ways in which water, the elements and the continuum of time shape our world. In his process, he meditates on lines and proportion until he achieves a sense of balance, harmony and truth. Together, the works reveal the designer’s unique mythology through their elegant, minimal forms.
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