Greg Rosborough is an ex-basketball player who’d be coaching kids toward the state championship if he weren’t designing suits. Abdul Abasi is an ex-soldier with a bent towards philosophy. Together, they founded Abasi Rosborough, with an aim to revolutionize menswear from the ground up.
With an unfiltered aesthetic and a passion for denim, Ksubi designer Apples Ryan-Russo didn’t need any technical fashion training. She crafts her pieces by intuition and feel, rather than marketplace conventions or art school traditions.
Tara St. James
Tara St. James is all about mindful glamour. Following a sourcing trip to Hong Kong, the Canadian-born designer and businesswoman committed herself to ‘counterbalancing’ the fashion industry’s negative effects on garment makers and their environment. Now an industry leader, Tara is introducing sustainable business practices to the high fashion world of New York City with her brand, Study.
Misha Nonoo is redrawing the map of twenty-first century fashion. The CEO and Creative Director at her eponymous label, Nonoo proposes a radical new model for fashion in the twenty-first century.
Mimi Elashiry is only a year out of high school, but she has already taken the modeling world by storm. After getting shut out by traditional agencies, Mimi took to Instagram and blazed her own path to stardom.