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From front line to front row: New York-based fashion designer Abdul Abasi shares how his military background guides his brand’s futuristic approach to menswear.

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

  • Words:
    John Clifford Burns
  • Photography:
    Nicole Franzen

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  • Words:
    John Clifford Burns
  • Photography:
    Nicole Franzen
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