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First Journal

July 2016

Qasimi Delivers Highly Conceptual SS17 Collection

Any collection from Qasimi is one that guarantees a rich knowledge of Middle Eastern culture and history. The brand’s last collection for instance, drew influence from the community of shipyard workers in 19th century Yemen. For its SS17 collection, Qasimi has set its sights to the near past in creating a line from the point of view of a child during the Persian Gulf War of the 1990s.

While such a heavy concept might seem apt to bog down the collection, quite the opposite occurs. The oversized silhouettes and enormous box-frame jackets are not merely the staples of a trend, but a stylistic choice that designer Khalid al Qasimi tried to emulate the feeling of a “child trying to grow up by wearing his father’s clothes.”

The pieces of the collection range from lightweight shirts to enormous legged pants to a stunning orange bomber. The aforementioned orange represents a cornerstone of the line’s color palette, rounded out by a creamy mint and dark navy.

Visit Qasimi’s online store for more information on the SS17 collection.


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