Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough
Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough are American designers of Nigerian and Scottish origin, based in New York. They met whilst studying Menswear Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Abasi came to school following eight years of service as a sergeant in the US Military, while Rosborough had finished his basketball career and five years working for a basketball team. They graduated from FIT in 2008.
The designers combined their military and sport backgrounds to develop their first collection for Autumn Winter 2013. Although their work has evolved to include sportswear elements, Abasi and Rosborough have stayed true to their initial vision to reimagine and steadily develop tailoring for the 21st century. Their distinctive collections embody a focused perspective on utility, function, and anatomy while borrowing concepts from architecture and incorporating clothing references from cultures across the world.
Abasi Rosborough clothing is made in New York and sold in stores in the New York, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Montreal, Kuwait, and Singapore.
2017 LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize Nominee
2016 International Woolmark Prize Finalist
2015 DENYC Design Entrepreneurs New York Finalist
2014 Ecco Domani Emerging Designer Finalist