DUBAI: In these unusual and unprecedented instances, it definitely seems like one of the best sort 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 brand new assortment is centered across 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.
Searching for inspiration from Islamic structure — extra particularly the “Mashrabiya,” which is a component of conventional Arabic structure used because 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 introduced the brand 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 humanities (she is the founding father of the Sharjah Artwork Basis) it’s no shock that she determined to current the Fall 2021 assortment by the use of a vogue 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 look ahead to extra related collaborations sooner or later,” famous Al-Qasimi.
As for the gathering itself, the lineup was punctuated with a various and attention-grabbing vary of materials impressed by the inside 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 colour palette, Al-Qasimi seemed 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 army 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 reside underneath 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 within the providing.
The brand 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 vogue is a brand new territory for the inventive director, the Sharjah-born designer revealed that she is “slowly getting the dangle of issues.”
She stated: “I believe crucial factor is to hearken to everybody round you and study from their experiences.”