“There is so much clothing that survives on irony and impermanence out there -- to our eyes, it felt right to do something with a permanent, lasting feeling. Like Brancusi or Rodin sculptures in a museum that will last across time. We wanted to romance that rawness to refinement -- raw fabric to fully executed design. We have always talked about the responsibility we have in our work to create things with integrity and we believe its critical that there is more discussion about where things come from, and what goes into them, and if they have any true value.
This collection revisits themes from our pasts -- Abdul, the young aesthete and military sergeant stationed in the Netherlands, learning to sew with a group elder women in a small village. Greg, growing up in Tucson, shy and artistic, playing basketball, obsessed with the boldness of his heroes Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson. You will see all of those influences in there, the Chicago Bull red, the military details, the craftsmanship. And we synthesize all of that through the things we are into -- futurism, classical tailoring, modern design theory, architecture.”
- Abdul Abasi & Greg Rosborough, February 2019