Fashioning a Character: Designer Umit Benan
Umit Benan is the consummate gentleman: dedicated to his craft, worldly and a little bit sly. The acclaimed designer’s unique process of getting into character for his fashion projects testifies to his unique approach to creation.
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.
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.
Dion Lee: Australia’s Most Lauded Designer
For Dion Lee, it’s not the years, it’s the miles. After launching his label at the precocious age of twenty-three, the now thirty-one year old Aussie designer innovated his way to the top of the fashion game, leaving a string of awards and acclaim in his wake. CONVICTS caught up with Dion to get his take on moving to NYC, the importance of recharging, and the intersection of passion and professionalism.
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.