Without sounding hyperbolic, Abasi Rosborough represent the future of fashion design here in New York. With a combined design history that includes stints at brands ranging from Nepenthes to Ralph Lauren, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough have honed their respective visions into a uniquely unified—yet multi-faceted—lens that fuses the realms of American sportswear, Japanese simplicity, and military precision.

Initially meeting while both attending FIT in NYC, the pair launched their first collection in 2013. Since then, the label has accrued several accolades, including a spot as a 2016 Woolmark Prize Finalist, and a nomination for the LVMH Young Designer Prize earlier this year. More than just innovative tailoring, the label honors the city’s time-tested garment-making tradition; Abasi Rosborough garments are produced ethically in New York with a focus on sustainable and recycled deadstock fabrics.

We sat down with the pair to discuss what it’s like being an independent designer in 2018, menswear’s breakneck hype cycle, and the importance of sustainability in fashion. Scope their self-shot and art-directed editorial (photographed here at Grailed HQ), check out our conversation with the designers and shop a curated selection of archive and one-off sample Abasi Rosborough below.

Photography by Abdul Abasi and Chris Fenimore