Spring Summer 2017 Editorial

Tuesday May 16, 2017

 

For our first editorial this Spring Summer 2017, we’ve decided to make a tribute to Chinatown and its cultural aspect. The Vancouver community has attracted intense interest from developers, pitting cultural history with a changing demographic, as gentrification begins to take away this part of our city.

This editorial is shot with the intention to tribute the vision of Wong Kar Wai and Christopher Doyle, as scenes from In The Mood For Love, Chungking Express and Happy Together all flashes through my head when executing this editorial. I honestly believe that fashion and film goes hand in hand, whether it’s a designer taking inspiration from a movie’s wardrobe in a leading cast rockin’ the latest piece from fashion houses – the expression of both are artwork of the designer or director, and their roles are very similar.

Below is our latest feature and a highlight of our selections for this season, available both in-store and online.

 

Models: Kaito Morikami, Max Bryan
Photography: Julian Lee
Styling and Creative Direction: Jacky Huang

 

What You Need to Know | Thom Browne S/S17

Tuesday July 05, 2016

We all know you love Thom Brown and everything he has to offer. After all he is the man who made four bars iconic as well taking grosgrain ribbon from a nice accent on a gift box to a nice accent on a shirt. His crazy runway shows are what have made him so entertaining and somehow he seems to keep blowing us away with a new kind of spectacle season after season.  This seasons Spring/Summer 17 collection was his craziest collection to date full of theatrics, birds, sharks and wetsuits. Need I say more?

Heres a quick play by-play of what you missed out on this Spring/Summer 2017 collection. 

 

1. The Show Starts before The Show Really Starts 

An anonymous man sat on the stage by a palm tree while audience members settled themselves into their seats. Was he part of the show or was he simply tired of all the hype and was taking a rest? We never really did find out. Either way he hasn't been seen since. 

2. Seeing Double!

You do not need to be a huge fan of Thom Browne to know that Thom loves a good uniform look. And whats not to love? As humans we love seeing the same thing over and over. Why do you think everyone keeps buying Thom Browne season after season! 

3. Take Off That Wetsuit Your Getting it Wet!

Ok well not really but at some point every model in the show took of their wetsuit to reveal real suits underneath ( Get it? It's a suit that can be worn as a wetsuit! Touché Mr.Browne you've surprised us yet again.) 

Lots of colour, print, and classic Thom Browne proportions were revealed as models unzipped their wetsuits to show the real runway pieces. 

4. Dance Little Monkey Dance! 

5. Surfs Up!

Not sure how real surfers will respond to Thom Browne creating a limited edition Thom Browne surfboard but here in the fashion world it wouldn't be fashionable if we didn't take it from a popular sub-culture, paste our favourite brand name on it, and sell it for triple the regular price! Joking aside these prints were perfect for appearing bright and colourful this surf season. 

 

 

Thom Browne Wins the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award

Wednesday June 08, 2016

 

Every year in New York there is no event that creates more buzz and crowds than the annual CFDA awards. The purpose of the CFDA awards is to honour American designers who have made a contribution to the American fashion industry. Lets put it this way the CFDA awards are the fashion industries version of the Oscars. (Except with better outfits and less tears). This year our favourite designer Thom Browne brought home the Menswear Designer of the Year Award. This came as no surprise as Thom Browne is one of the few menswear designers who managed to take the classic suit and remake it into what we now consider the new classic. As his fame rises and so do the hems of his suits we can only expect more amazing designs from this years Menswear Designer of the Year. 

Come through the shop to see our Pre-Fall Thom Browne collection soon to be online. As well as our Spring/Summer pieces. 

 

Thom Browne Pre-Fall 2016

Friday June 03, 2016

 

Every season  designers create pre-collections to give their clients a little taste of whats to come for the full Fall line up. This pre-fall season it is no surprise that Thom Browne keeps it classic with simple staples in luxurious cashmeres and soft cottons. The overall look is the now infamous uniform he creates using the four stripes on staple cardigans, oxfords and joggers. Alongside these classics a bit of humour is added with a full dog print affectionally referred to as Hector. Adorn yourself with Thom Browne wallets, file holders and change purses all using the signature grosgrain ribbon. Shop In-store now. Available online soon. 

 

What to Read this Weekend

Friday May 27, 2016

 

Catch up on you're reading this weekend with your choice of magazines sold in-store or online. Take a look through A magazine curated by Thom Browne himself featuring imagery and poetry. This special edition of A magazine is perfect for any one who wants to see the world from the designers point of view. We also carry an array of reads from classic artisanal magazines such as Port and Disegno to keeping up with whats current in fashion with Hypebeast and I-D Magazine. There is no shortage of magazines to read to keep you up to date with art, culture and fashion. 

Staff Picks: Ben Creates a Cool New Look for Summer

Friday May 27, 2016
Here at Roden Gray our experienced sales team is always generating new and fun ways to outfit our customers with the best possible fits for summer. Today we have our awesome manager Ben outfitting us with a cool everyday look that is easy and comfortable to wear. Pairing Engineered Garments Fatigue Short with our Marni Oddity  Print t-shirt all this look needs is a pair of Thom Browne shades and Feit Lows and your look is complete for summer. (Don't forget our Mr. Gray socks for some of that no-show sock coverage ) Thanks to Ben for the cool new fit! 

 

Thom Browne Exclusive Runway Piece Now at Roden Gray

Friday May 20, 2016

 

For this seasons Thom Browne runway ss16 collection we were taken east towards Japan where Thom Browne found inspiration in the folklore stories of traditional Japanese culture brought into present day. This season Roden Gray carries a very exclusive runway suit featuring a hand appliquéd tiger. Made in Japan the classic Thom Browne signature suit gets an upgrade with a unique one of a kind design that is sure to be remembered by all.