Emirati menswear designer, Khalid Al Qasimi is originally from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, moving to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old.

He graduated in Hispanic Studies and French Literature from University College London, continuing his studies in Architecture at the Architectural Association and Fashion Studies at Central St. Martins.

Khalid launched his label Qasimi in 2008 at London Fashion Week as a predominantly women’s wear collection with several men’s garments.

A year later he debuted Qasimi Homme at Paris Fashion Week, placing the women’s line on hold in the summer of 2010.

Khalid’s background lends to designs that are architectural in construction, as he draws on socio-political issues and contemporary art as inspirations.

Photos Copyright Qasimi.

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