Hoor Al-Qasimi has done it again with her latest collection for Qasimi, presented during London Fashion Week. Much like her previous collections, the new offering is an intersection of craftsmanship and art, featuring bold and striking designs made in collaboration with Dubai-based textile artist Hadeyeh Badri.
Badri, who draws influence from the pre-Islamic poetic trope known as wuquf ‘ala al-at-lal, or “stopping by the ruins,” created five original tapestries that underpin the collection, featuring printed words from Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour’s seminal piece Atyaf, bougainvillea flower embroidery, and all-over digitized prints.
An ode to the “wanderer,” the collection features an array of garments, from slogan hoodies and expertly-tailored blazers to crisp poplin shirts and double-breasted overcoats, all designed to make a statement. Key colors include shades of grey, blue, and green, with touches of pink and white. The collection also includes a range of fabrics, including wool, silk, and leather, adding texture and depth to each piece.
Overall, Qasimi’s Fall 2023 collection is a masterful blend of modern design and traditional influences, showcasing the label’s unique perspective on fashion. With its unique color palette, intricate detailing, and striking silhouettes, this collection further cements Qasimi’s reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative labels in the industry.
The collection comes just weeks after Hoor, who took over the brand after her twin brother Khalid Al Qasimi’s passing in 2019, announced the launch of the Qasimi Rising Talent Incubation program. The incubator will support two emerging designers over the course of three years, giving them all the things you need to create a successful brand, such as access to co-working space, production support, product development, and the chance to sell their products through Qasimi’s website. The two selected winners will be announced in a ceremony in Sharjah on March 14.