#LookBook – Merrill+Forbes the New York based menswear label aspires to deliver science, technology and creativity, with a sophistication and an eye for detail. Focused on functional high fashion for the risk takers of the future and engineered with love and innovative fabrics, each Merrill and Forbes garment carries messages of positivity. It is not merely a piece of clothing, but a light to guide you through the moments where you seek the extraordinary.
The SS17’ collection is influenced by light and speed. When combined, both elements create a natural and meditative experience. Light illuminates the path, and it instills courage, as for speed ignites inner strength which takes you forward. Cycling is one form of meditation embodying these traits. The SS17’ collection blends the conventional Merrill and Forbes philosophy of functionality, innovation and draws inspiration from cyclists and sports enthusiasts with an active spirit.
Science, Technology and Creativity can intersect. With a sophisticated foundation and an eye for detail, Merrill+Forbes aspires to deliver functional high fashion for the risk takers of the future
Merrill and Forbes was established in 1997 by Abdul Mannan. The Mannan family has been involved in the textile and ready made garments industry in South and Southeast Asia for over 40 years. Its New York operations was a result of designers seeking closer correspondence with the manufacturing side of the supply chain. In 2014, his daughter, Tajrina decided to pivot business strategy and reintroduce the brand as Merrill + Forbes, adding a critical element of the value proposition, in-house design. Instead of manufacturing for globally recognized retailers, her passion for arts and awareness of trends led to an awakening.