Thursday, January 14, 2010

Qasimi Spring 2010: If Lady Gaga Wears it, it MUST be good!

Another Arab designer lands right on the mark! Maybe even past it! UAE designer Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the creative head behind the high end luxury label Qasimi, stuns with his Spring 2010 womenswear collection. “It’s based on Byzantine women who have been woken up from a crypt and hauled on to the catwalk” says Al Qasimi about the collection. And he sure did wake up some beautifully dressed women. The models strutted down the runway in armor-like gold encrusted boleros and flowing satin. For extra measure, Qasimi included ivory harem pants cum jodhpurs that would put all others to shame. The designer didn't shy away from bold colors either. He chose turquoise and tomato red. His architectural background showed in his preference for angular pieces and his drapery is inspiring.

Qasimi is new in the fashion game but his designs have already been worn by the likes of fashion maven Lady Gaga, who wore a Qasimi jacket in her performance of Just Dance at the V Festival in UK. He's also dressed it-girl Florence Welch. His career is definitely a promising one and it's great to see another designer from the Middle East blossom in the international fashion world.

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