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First Journal

February 2016

Qasimi Protects Us at Sea With FW16 Collection

Qasimi’s latest collection gets its main inspiration from “looking at the ferocious nature of the sea and protection from the elements.” From that starting point, the collection then looks at the first Yemeni community that worked the ship yards during the early 19th Century. The end result of this is what they call “hybrid garments,” which work in actuality as oversized sailor trousers, shearling used as outerwear and on trousers, cropped puffa duffle jackets (that description makes sense when you see the garment, honest) and printed garments using Yemeni influenced floral patterns. All in all it’s the kind of clothing you wish you had when the winter was really kicking in.

A few months back we had the opportunity to interview Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, discussing the influence his heritage has on his work, his experience as an architect and more.


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