I first met Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough of Abasi Rosborough several years ago at Colibri, the textile and garment dyeing studio in New York while they were working on their first collection. It is rare in New York to see a brand that produces menswear that transcends the usual tropes of streetwear or “classic with a twist.” What I saw in their work from day one is real design – thoughtful, deliberate, painstaking – especially evident in the way they approached tailoring by making it relevant to the way men dress today. I continued to follow their impressive work each season.
If you happen to be in Paris, don’t miss the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at Centre Pompidou. This comprehensive retrospective, first in Paris since 1984, of nearly 150 works of the German master of pain and reckoning is spread over ten thematically organized rooms. It is an awe-inspiring show, profound and simultaneously quiet and disquieting.