(Feb. 6, 2018) Ahead of their 5 -year anniversary, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough of the Abasi Rosborough fashion label created a new utopia for their FW’18 runway show at the Cadillac House in New York City.
With a soundtrack by guitarist Tosin Abasi, Abdul Abasi’s younger brother, and singer-songwriter Kelela, and with lights turned down to a neon red, models donned the runway. The FW’18 show felt much like a forward digital scheme with the clothes and music combined. The music created a galactic escape.
The designers created a modern line, with functional and versatile pieces that were architected to flow with the movement of the human body.
Many models had face art from beading and metallic pieces stuck onto to them. The designers had tailored sportswear into ready-to-wear high fashion pieces. Each piece had active details from random zipper placements to baggy pants that hugged at the ankle.
Outfits were made to be worn as unique free-flowing suits. There was lots of detailing in garments that were tied at the waists and flowed longer in the back. Abasi Rosborough didn’t shy away from using a plethora of colors, from black, blues, and multi-color patterns. Models also wore long head garments, which were dressed as giant scarfs as well.
Pieces seemed to be architected with military inspiration; a new fresh and exciting utopian army was in the making.