risbane-based designer Sam Abi is known for his
playfully patterned shirts and shoes and a flexible
collection that can be smartly mixed or matched.
His latest summer collection for his store Urbbana, now open
in Edward Street in the city, is true to form, served up in a
natural selection of subtle colours.
The colour palette is awash with shades of blue, green, pink
and yellow alongside earthy neutrals of sand and khaki. Abi’s
signature prints also stand out with floral and butterfly motifs,
while even crisp white shirts show a more eccentric personality
with embroidered finishes. With the Queensland climate in
mind, fabrics are light (merino wool, linen and cotton) in all
suits and sports jackets and half lined for better breathability.
It’s a collection that encourages creativity with print and
colour mixes and redefines the art of smart city dressing.
| BNE January/February 2017