Rogan wins 2007 CFDA award


Loomstate Co-Founder and Designer Rogan Gregory has won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, one of the highest honors bestowed in the American fashion industry. The award, created to support emerging designers seeking to develop independent business plans, comprises a cash prize and a one-year mentorship with a senior fashion executive. Rogan was presented the award by actress Jennifer Connolley at Thursday¬ night’s annual Seventh on Sale Gala hosted by Vogue and the CFDA to benefit HIV/AIDS awareness.

The Rogan / Loomstate team is thrilled to see his vision rewarded in such a meaningful way. For a designer whose approach has always taken a non-traditional route, drawing as heavily from the worlds of architecture and sculpture as from that of fashion, this recognition is a great achievement.

The competition was an invaluable learning experience for both Rogan and his staff. We owe a great debt to Vogue and the CFDA for the care and guidance extended to all of the finalists during the process. It was inspiring to see the creative exchange of ideas and encouragement amongst all of the designers throughout the year.

“It is an honor to be recognized in such good company. Winning this award is an inspiring validation of my design approach and encourages me to stay the course of making fashion a responsible endeavor,” says Rogan Gregory. I’m looking forward to working with a mentor who will share insight and wisdom and will support us in growing our business.

Rogan will announce his mentor in the coming weeks.