“It’s a little like that feeling when you’ve graduated high school; you’ve pushed and exhausted yourself to get everything done and once it’s over you’re in this parallel state,” says Blair Archibald who, if he was back in school, would be your deep-thinking classmate, diligently working at the back, though cogitating solutions to fashion’s major problems, including its environmental impacts. “I started my brand to educate clients on the fundamentals of what goes into a garment: the engineering, the precision, the supply chain.” It plays out in his award-winning clothing from the five-year-old label: unisex, overblown tailoring with a hint of American Gigolo- era Armani slouch, made from re-used fabric waste. Is it a wonder then, the muses he prizes for their minds and “thought processes”? “Marina Abramović and Edward de Bono; people with uncompromising style.” Blair Archibald coat, $610, coveralls, $900, and top, $280. Dr. Marten boots, $249; Blair Archibald jacket, $650, shorts, $350, and shoes, $740; Blair Archibald jacket, $1,200. Running Bare shorts, $65. Dr. Marten boots, $249; Blair Archibald jacket, $720, top, $320, pants, $420, and shoes, $740.