Fashion designer Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, son of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah has tragically passed away on Monday at 39. A three-day period of mourning has been announced in the UAE, with flags in the country ordered to fly half-mast.
“It is with great sadness that we report that Khalid Al Qasimi has unexpectedly passed away on July 1, 2019” reads a statement from his label.
“Khalid was praised for his tenacious yet sensitive exploration of social-political issues, particularly those pertaining to the Middle East and its sometimes strained relationship with the West, a subject very close to his heart and upbringing,” it continued.
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Al Qasimi, known for his eponymous label, also split his time as an architect, and held the position of chairman of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council.
The team at MILLE joins his friends and family in deep sorrow as he was one of the pioneers of Arab fashion on an international scale, never compromising on the quality of his garments. He will be forever remembered as a risk taker and very humble man.