Soft muted colour palettes, laidback silhouettes and heartening symbolism: the Emirati label wrap us in a comforting hug for their FW21 collection.
Living in these strange and unprecedented times, it certainly feels like the best kind of clothes to wear right now are the ones that bring us comfort. Qasimi’s Fall 2021 Collection falls in this category of comfort perfectly, as they create their latest collection around layers, restructured silhouettes and muted colours.
Taking inspiration from historic Islamic Mashrabiya architecture, Al-Qasimi’s collection envelopes the body and embraces the human form, as silhouettes take their cue from 21st-century fashions where minimalism sits on the throne and fabrics and prints do the talking. Referencing the culture of Yemen, prints take a rebellious stance and draw their power from the regions military camouflage, whereas softer and more muted tones take us to the fields where saffron, ivy and tulips run wild.
Oversized parkas, trench coats and loose-fitting trousers dominate this collection, appearing in chenille, mohair and silky padding conjured from the walls of interior settings of the Bloomsbury Group meeting rooms. Synonymous with Savile Row tailoring – the brand’s second home – tweed-inspired fabrics also make an appearance, paying homage to the country’s heritage.
The new collection is Al-Qasimi’s third for the London-based brand, since taking over the reins after her twin’s brother passing in 2019. And although fashion may be a new territory for the creative director, the collection stays true to the brand’s ideology: standing up for civil rights and fighting inequality.
To see the full collection visit qasimi.com