Founder and creative director of fashion label QASIMI, passed away in London at age of 39
It is with great sadness that we learnt that Khalid Al Qasimi, founder and creative director of fashion label QASIMI, passed away on 1st July 2019 in London at age of 39.
Khalid Al Qasimi debuted his first collection in 2008 and has seen great success on the official schedules at both London Fashion Week Men's and Paris Fashion Week Men's.
Born in the United Arab Emirates, son of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the current governor of the emirate of Sharjah, the stylist grew up in the United Kingdom. Khalid completed degrees in both Architecture and Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins, intertwining the two forms of expertise into one cohesive output.
Khalid was praised for his tenacious yet sensitive exploration of social-political issue, particularly those pertaining to the Middle East and its sometimes strained relationship with the West, a subject very close to his heart and upbringing.
His goal was to participate create '... a world of beautifully crafted products infused with cultural, social and political undertones to inform and inspire.'
We express our most sincere condolences to Khalid Al Qasimi ’s family, friends and to Qasimi Team.