LFW SS21: Qasimi

WHILE the Qasimi SS21 collection was revealed on a digital stream back in July, the fashion house follows in line with the rest of LFW, debuting its on the catwalk as the fashion world attempts to shift into the new normal. Renowned for its politically charged take on fashion, this collection instead utilises design as a way to distract from in an era of sudden change and upheaval, using the stage to investigate the identity of the urban wanderer.

The first womenswear collection launched under the creative direction of Hoor Al-Qasimi, she looks to Al Sadu, the weaving tradition of geometric patterns and symbols, hand-woven by the Bedouin people, for inspiration.

While this has historically been used for tents, pillows and carpets, Al-Qasimi reimagines the fabric in the realm of fashion design. It’s a celebration of traditional weaving within a modern day scope.

In terms of design, Qasimi stays restrained with its use of colour, relying on a palette of beige and brown, allowing the focus to be kept on its use of woven patterns. Understated utility wear makes a nod to travel-wear, with boiler suits and bucket hats taking centre-stage.

The menswear keeps to the fashion house’s signature boxy fits, with the womenswear finding footing in more delicate, and fitted, silhouettes.

by Emma Hart


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