Khalid Al Qasimi, a Fashion Icon that Epitomises a Convergence of Civilisations

An inspiring and heartwarming story reflected in his unique designs

‘Qasimi’, a global brand providing a critical reflection on social and political issues faced by humanity.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) : The fashion world is in mourning following the departure of Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, son of the His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and a talented fashion designer. The announcement sparked a flood of social media posts honouring the forward-thinking designer and his fashion legacy.

Sheikh Khalid’s goal had always been to create ‘fashion with a message’. He once said ‘Coming from the Middle East, I have a duty to discuss politics. Fashion is my kind of material to work with and express it.’

Inspired by his Arab heritage and Emirati values, the late Sheikh Khalid channeled his inspiration into beautiful and innovative designs. In 2008, he launched his menswear label “Qasimi”, said to be centered around the idea of an urban nomad.

Described by many as ‘a poetic and perceptive design mind’, the creative Emirati young man had a significant impact on the fashion world. He used his collections to express his philosophic views and his voice. His designs have been displayed as part of London and Paris Fashion Weeks; they delicately reflect a convergence of cultures and are infused with cultural, social and political undertones to inform and inspire.

His eponymous brand competed with the world’s best and became a well-known and unique name in the fashion industry. With youthful designs infused with colors, his collections featured a comment on current international problems and controversies, some of them featuring – Arabic messages.

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Sheikh Khalid’s goal had always been to create ‘fashion with a message’. He once said ‘Coming from the Middle East, I have a duty to discuss politics. Fashion is my kind of material to work with and express it.’

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