In a crowded London fashion scene, Qasami stands out with a blend of Middle Eastern influences, London attitude and military aesthetic.
Brainchild of Khalid Qasimi, the London-based label draws inspiration from socio-political issues with the military a strong expression.
“There’s always a strong political/historical story behind each collection that refers to the current landscape,” he said recently in an interview with Hypebeast.
“Discussing political issues is a very important aspect I consider, especially when coming from the Middle East… I use fashion as a medium to have a discourse and exchange points of view.”
The SS19 Collection, recently presented under the railway arch at Shoreditch for London Fashion Week, features a range of pieces with minimalist styling and military influences.
The military-influence can be felt right through the collections fabrics with heavy twill, military grade canvas, mesh, and even rivets that mimic the nuts and bolts of military armour.
Qasimi is available at United Arrows in Japan, Liberty London, Harvey Nichols in Dubai and Hong Kong as well as from the brand’s webstore.