Abdul AbasiNew York-based fashion designer Abdul Abasi shares how his military background guides his brand’s futuristic approach to menswear.

Abdul AbasiNew York-based fashion designer Abdul Abasi shares how his military background guides his brand’s futuristic approach to menswear.

“I think intuition is such an important part of our lives. It’s about your gut feeling”

Inspiration can sometimes hit at the most unexpected moments. While stationed in the Netherlands with the US Army in his early 20s, fashion designer Abdul Abasi came to love the vibrant design and street style he saw during off-duty rambles around Amsterdam. In 2006, he traded his position as a NATO missile technician for a place at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and there he met classmate Greg Rosborough, who would later become his business partner. Now three years into his role as creative director of the duo’s own line, Abasi Rosborough, Abdul shares how his own ethos and the brand’s mission to modernize menswear is rooted in his military past.

Fashion is communication. Whether you’re a politician, a soldier or a chef, whatever you wear communicates an ...

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