On February 6th 2018 Abassi Rosbourough debuted their A/W 2018 collection as part of New York Fashion Week Men’s. The runway show took place at Cadillac House, as part of the official NYFWM calendar. Now in their 11th season, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosbourough decided to present their Autumn Winter 2018 collection accompanied by tunes from singer Kelela and inspirational imagery by Justin Brice Guariglia.
The collection considers whether society is heading toward a dystopian or utopian future. While technological advances such as facial recognition, cryptocurrency and genetic modification have made a profound impact on today’s modern life we are also faced with other issues such as. social media addiction, celebrities as leaders, state surveillance and global isolationism.
Abasi Rosborough collections are made ethically in New York, using sustainable and recycled deadstock fabrics found in warehouses throughout the city, and sold in boutiques around the world. 80% of the collection is made from upcycled all-natural deadstock fabric found and made in New York City.
Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough are American designers of Nigerian and Scottish origin, living and working in New York. They met in school while studying tailoring and menswear design at FIT and developed their first collection together in 2013.