ROGAN vs. LOVE: A Collection and Pop-Up Shop for Lovers

Rogan Gregory, designer of NYC-based line Rogan, has teamed up with luxurious armor designer Pamela Love to create a collection of poetically inscribed lockets. Under the name ROGAN vs. LOVE, each locket is cut in oxidized sterling silver with champagne diamonds and adorned with affectionate phrases like “Let’s Make Mistakes” and “Don’t Stop Love” (pictured). To celebrate the collection, which first appeared during Fashion’s Night Out, the collaborators are hosting a holiday pop-up shop at the Rogan store at 330 Bowery that will include their jewelry, as well as vintage, accessories, dreamcatchers, and other love-inspired treats.

The pop-up shop runs from December 9 through 16, with an opening party tonight from 7pm-9pm. Don’t miss it!

Fashion’s Night Out To-Do List: Bowery Bonding

While you’re bopping about town on Fashion’s Night Out, stimulating the economy and whatnot with your cab fares and fancy purchases, designers and friends including ROGAN, OAK, The Smile, and Archetype Showroom will be trying to lure you to their neck of the woods. Together with other local favorites, the group’s pooling their talents to present the first annual Black Carnival on Fashion’s Night Out from 6PM-11PM. Bond Street between Bowery & Lafayette will be roped off in street-fair fashion—funnel cakes replaced by luxe sushi, street meat by high fashion—to celebrate the dark (and humorous) side of fashion with black tents, live music, local cocktails, and unchecked revelry. No man is an island, and neither are retail brands, which is why these Noho favorites have joined forces. Our favorite destinations in the nabe after the jump.

ROGAN: The Bowery mainstay will be hosting a Blackout photo session in which revelers can have their photo taken in the style of the FW10 ROGAN blackout video. They will be showcasing their ROGAN vs LOVE special collaboration with precious lockets available only on Fashion’s Night Out.

OAK: Carnival attendees will receive a special discounted price on the coveted OAK French Military Jacket. It will be available for purchase for $90 (regularly $154). How come? They’ll be hosting fun decorative booths in which you can customize the jacket with biker and punk-inspired patches to create a unique, one‐of‐a‐kind piece. They’ll also be doling out temporary tattoos.

The Smile: A favorite of the downtown set (and the site of every party below 14th Street lately, it seems), the resto will be offering delicious bites prepared by Executive Chef Melia Marden.

Factory by Erik Hart: With any Factory By Erik Hart purchase, receive a limited edition signed copy of Erik Hart’s Zine. They’ll also be filming. You. In your very own art film.

LNA: Another downtown fave, you’ll be able to create your own shredded tee, tank, or legging with LNA designers and founders Lauren Alexander and April Leight.

Kai Aakmann: Participate in Kai Aakmann’s “Style Intersection” and personally style male and female models. A winning prize of a $500 gift certificate is up for grabs.

Surface to Air: Create your own charm necklace, choosing from various chains, charms, and pendants. Here’s a tip: get your hands on the customizable (and ever‐popular) Surface to Air 2 and 3‐finger rings, marking them with your initials.

• Hester Street Fair: The Big Social, the team behind the Hester Street Fair, will be curating the food at the Black Carnival. Vendors include: Luke’s Lobster Nijiya Melt Bakery Sigmund Pretzels Macaroon Parlor

BONDST: The famed restaurant will have sushi chefs making hand‐rolls on demand and frying up spicy crispy shrimp.

CHRISTINEATS: Confectioner Christine will be on hand with special caramels and Prohibition Truffles for the adults.

Vita Coco: Delicious, refreshing, and hydrating – a healthy option to keep you going all night.

Rogan Taps Salvor for Capsule Line

Eco-friendly, NYC-based brand Rogan has announced plans to partner with local design studio, Salvor Projects, in a project dubbed Rogan vs Savlor. Slated to launch September 25th in Rogan’s Bowerie store on the Bowery, the clothing line will include “Rogan Funnel jeans and Bouwerie tees overprinted with Salvor’s signature graphics, and one-of-a-kind oversized ‘Aeromys’ modal jersey women’s tops.

In honor of the collaboration, Rogan’s store will also be stocking Salvor “shirts, totes, and wool jersey scarves.” Former furniture designer and co-founder of Spring Street boutique Kiosk Kiosk Ross Menuez is the face behind Salvor. So far this summer the Rogan boutique has already housed Michael Stipe’s debut art show, as well as a screening of legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysels’ works. It seems all signs are pointing to Rogan continuing to pique our interest all winter long with an exciting grab bag of art and fashion collaborations.

The (Solar) Power of T-Shirts

The fashion world is responsible for bestowing upon us much good. It’s indirectly (or directly) responsible for the Kate Moss coke tape, the latest cover of V Magazine, and come to think of it, our September issue. Every once in a while, the gliteratti of the fashion world unite for a supremely worthy cause. A jaunt to JustOneFrickinDay.com will reveal just cause in Joey Jalleo and Elettra Wiedemann’s (supermodel face of Lancome and daughter of Isabella Rossellini) effort to bring a solar-powered hospital to the African nation of Burundi. The Burundi Solar project aims to raise $450K by gathering six of the fashion industry’s most influential rising stars to design T-shirts for purchase on their website. Chris Benz, Giambattista Valli, Rogan, Rag & Bone, Phillip Lim and House of Diehl have designed the limited edition shirts for $60 each. T-shirts have been on sale since yesterday, so be a pal and help a nation out.

Rogan Hits the Mark

Rogan Gregory, the eco-friendly designer behind Rogan—think natural fibers and hoodies, American Apparel without the ambiguously underaged exploitation—celebrated the release of his Target collection with a three-day shopping event at Barneys New York. The 60-style line, which ranges in price from $15 to $45, will be available in stores and online May 18. Celebrity friends like Amanda Peet, Diane Kruger, Alan Cumming, and Waris Ahluwalia came out to toast the collection. We wanted to make a joke about Rogan sounding like Rogaine, which makes us think of Hair Club for Men, and then segue into, “I’m not just the president, I’m also a customer.” But it’s Friday afternoon, so instead, we’ll just show the video after the jump.