Abasi Rosborough | Do the Reading

By Editor in Fashion on September 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

True South is black heritage bookstore / barbershop / community center on Nostrand Avenue in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. Emblazoned with the phrase “Do The Reading” above the entrance, the shop champions young black men to educate themselves. Although it conveys a civil rights-era aesthetic, it was opened in 2007 by a retired teacher, hoping to bring people together and continue an important dialogue in the black community.”

“The shop sits across the street from the Abasi Rosborough design studio. The designers walk past True South everyday and were inspired by its message and authenticity. When the owner had a stroke last month and the impending possibility of the shop closing, Abasi and Rosborough wanted to do their part in bringing attention to the store and its importance to Brooklyn“.

Abasi Rosborough envisioned a secret meeting of activists as the inspiration for the shoot: intellectual, strong-willed leaders coming together to philosophize and debate.”

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Zebra Katz | LST CNTRL

By Editor in Music, Video on September 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Rhye | 3 Days

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Abasi Rosborough Fall/Winter 2013

By Editor in Fashion on August 1st, 2013 | No Comments »

Check out the chic, modern silhouettes from Brooklyn-based menswear line Abasi Rosborough.

“This brand is the creation of two Brooklyn-based designers Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough. Before founding Abasi Rosborough in 2012, Rosborough designed for Ralph Lauren while Abasi worked for Engineered Garments after serving the US military. The two designers met while studying menswear design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.”

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Zebra Katz | DRKLNG

By Editor in Fashion on May 18th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

The first time I heard IMA READ, I was totally offended. Then I listened and a friend explained who the artist was and made me listen more closely, which put things into perspective. He’s got a new EP coming out and the preview on Pitchfork‘s site is awesome.

Brooklyn resident Zebra Katz will be releasing his forthcoming EP DRKLNG worldwide on June 4th. For a taste of what’s to come, go to Pitchfork Advance and listen to the DRKLNG mixtape which features tracks from the forthcoming EP, as well as an exclusive cover of Zebra Katz debut single IMA READ titled IMA LEAD by the legendary rapper Busta Rhymes.

Zebra Katz is currently preparing for his European tour this summer including dates with South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord and plans to return to North America for a string of tour dates later this year.