Introducing | Gentle Monster

Wednesday December 07, 2016

 

New to Roden Gray this season is South Korea-based eyewear brand Gentle Monster. The brand’s creative eyewear makes a bold statement whether accessorizing global fashion week runways or being a part of cutting-edge artist collaborations. With their avant-garde shapes and vivid colors, Gentle Monster sunglasses have attracted a cult following of celebrities and trendsetters worldwide. Shop the collection now in store or online and check out our recent creative shoot for examples of our favourite Gentle Monster products. 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing | AYLX x Fragment Design

Wednesday November 23, 2016

 

We're excited about the latest collaboration from notable designers Hiroshi Fujiwara and Matthew Williams.  

While ALYX has been primarily a women’s brand up until now, the new collection will feature a range of male-friendly silhouettes such as classic trousers, button-ups and tees.

As Matthew Williams has masterminded with various creative geniuses from Kanye West to Lady Gaga, his design chops and experience is extremely apparent in subtle details and bold graphic labeling.

Check out some detail shots from the collection above and shop the entire collaboration in store now or online here

Promotion | Customer Appreciation Week

Thursday November 17, 2016

 

As a thank you to our loyal customers between now and November 24th 2016, all regular price transactions over $200 will receive a gift card worth 30% of your original purchase to be used towards your next visit at Roden Gray.

This is a great opportunity to save a bit on that special piece you've been eyeing or a chance to get a head start on your holiday gift shopping. 

In store only, some restrictions may apply. 

Lookbook | Purple

Wednesday November 02, 2016

 

A brand at the intersection of street and luxury, PURPLE was created to meet the needs of a sophisticated consumer demanding quality and value. The founders, bringing together their respective skills from retail, manufacturing, sales, and design- recognized a need for an authentic brand that could create a fashion forward product across a spectrum of categories with value at its core.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration | Cleon Peterson

Monday October 24, 2016

 

The L.A.-based painter Cleon Peterson’s work is not for the weak of heart. His depictions of extreme brutality seek to make a commentary on current events often subdued by the media. Rather Peterson’s work finds uncomfortable truths in the violence of the everyday, portraying vivid scenes typically reserved for conflict zones and gory movies.

Peterson has been making paintings and sculptures about violence for years now. He’s not trying to be moralizing; he’s just painting the darkness he sees—what all of us see—from sun up to sun down. His paintings are stark and minimal, like some child of Matisse and Shephard Fairey (whom Peterson worked under for years, and whom he has collaborated with). They’re mostly black-and-white and filled with references to power and struggle. His paintings are as mesmerizing as they are disturbing.

 

 

“Everything I do is a reaction to the world we live in,” says the artist. This worldview, if not exactly rose coloured, inspires close and critical readings of modern life. The result: black-and-white figures acting out stabbings and frozen moments of police brutality, their bodies shaped in poses that recall classic Greco-Roman sculpture. They’re complemented by the occasional splash of bright accent colours, the tones of which have been compared to the palette of ’80s punk.

 

 

Peterson uses his platform as a celebrated artist to tackle difficult topics through peaceful expression. His work is passionate and generates a conversation. Ultimately regardless of your opinion off Peterson's work it is near impossible not to see truth in the references to some of todays racial and political injustices. Just some food for thought.

- Julian

Lookbook | Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2016

Wednesday October 12, 2016

 

He might not make headlines like some of the designers on the closely watched fashion schedule, but if you’re into fashion and you haven’t heard the name Dries Van Noten, you might want to do some homework.

 

Third-generation couturier and distinctive alum of the “Antwerp Six,” a revolutionary Belgian design collective of the 80’s, Dries is not a designer that craves the spotlight, opting instead to remain quietly confident and allowing his genius creations to speak for themselves. He is a master artist – and fabric is his medium.

 

In 1986, after graduating from the Fashion Design course at Antwerp’s Royal Academy, Dries Van Noten found instant success producing his own line of shirts, trousers, and blazers that were immediately bought by the likes of Barneys New York, Pauw in Amsterdam, and Whistles London. Decades later Dries Van Noten continues to be one of the most highly regarded fashion designers (whom still remains as an independent label), celebrated for his intelligent designs and unique fashion sensibility.

 

 

 

 

For FW16, Dries took military and Wes Wilson’s psychedelic theme to its full extent, with medallion and insignia custom embroidery patches over several pieces. Dries Van Noten is an in-store exclusive, please e-mail for inquiries.