DUBAI: In these unusual and unprecedented occasions, it definitely looks like the greatest form of clothes are ones that wrap you up in a heat hug, providing a serene sense of safety and luxury. Qasimi’s Fall 2021 assortment belongs on this class.
“The new assortment is centered round the idea of being wrapped and being hugged and guarded throughout such an unsure time,” defined Hoor Al-Qasimi, the Emirati inventive director of the London-based menswear model, to Arab Information.
Looking for inspiration from Islamic structure — extra particularly the “Mashrabiya,” which is a component of conventional Arabic structure used since the Center Ages as much as the mid-Twentieth century — Al-Qasimi’s structured and tailor-made clothes envelope the physique inside them, embracing the human kind.
Al-Qasimi offered the new providing through a digital presentation throughout London Vogue Week, which is presently underway till Feb. 23.
Contemplating Al-Qasimi is a patron of the arts (she is the founder of the Sharjah Artwork Basis) it’s no shock that she determined to current the Fall 2021 assortment by manner of a trend movie.
The video was a collaborative effort between interdisciplinary efficiency firm Bakani Choose-Up, which choreographed the presentation, and Visionist, who composed the soundtrack. “It has been a beautiful expertise and I stay up for extra comparable collaborations in the future,” famous Al-Qasimi.
As for the assortment itself, the lineup was punctuated with a various and attention-grabbing vary of materials impressed by the interior settings of the assembly rooms utilized by the Bloomsbury Group, a cohort of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. Supplies included chenille and mohair in items like an outsized parka and trench coat, cargo pants and kilt.
When it got here to the coloration palette, Al-Qasimi regarded to Yemen. Softer notes of laurel and muted lime are contrasted with ivy, deep purple, cumin, copper and saffron. Prints take a rebellious stance, riffing on the area’s navy camouflage however offset with a softer tulip motifs present in ceramics and tiles throughout the Islamic world.
The phrases of late German statesman Konrad Adenauer, “All of us stay below the identical sky,” have been printed onto removable panels and outerwear, whereas “Dream!” written in Arabic calligraphy was embroidered onto jerseywear. “Free at Final,” a reference to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 speech, additionally appeared in the providing.
The new assortment is Al-Qasimi’s third for the London-based model since taking on the reigns after her twin brother Khalid Al-Qasimi’s passing in 2019. Though trend is a brand new territory for the inventive director, the Sharjah-born designer revealed that she is “slowly getting the grasp of issues.”
She stated: “I believe the most necessary factor is to hearken to everybody round you and study from their experiences.”