Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE sheikh and dressmaker, dies aged 39


The style designer Khalid Al Qasimi has died, it has been introduced. He was the crown prince and second son of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah within the United Arab Emirates, the place a three-day interval of mourning has been decreed with flags ordered to fly at half-mast. Particulars surrounding the reason for dying weren’t formally disclosed.

The designer, also called Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, confirmed his spring/summer time 2020 assortment for his eponymous model, Qasimi, on the London trend week males’s showcase three weeks in the past to crucial acclaim. The 39-year-old designer was a graduate in structure and trend design from Central Saint Martins in London and offered his first assortment, which was launched in collaboration with the designer Elliott James Frieze, within the capital in 2008.

A UAE’s presidential affairs ministry launched an announcement saying: “President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan mourns with grief and sorrow, the dying of Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the son of the ruler of Sharjah, praying to Allah the Almighty to relaxation his soul in peace, and grant his household endurance and solace.”

His dying comes 20 years after his older brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, died from a drug overdose on the age of 24 on the household’s dwelling in East Grinstead in 1999.

The CEO of the British Vogue Council, Caroline Rush, advised WWD: “Khalid Qasimi was a gifted younger designer whose collections have been trendy, elegant and ahead considering. Our ideas are along with his household, buddies and colleagues.”

Final week, Qasimi was concerned in a disagreement over a T-shirt design from his autumn/winter 2017 assortment that was replicated by the model Vetements on its spring/summer time 2020 catwalk in Paris. The T-shirt, which learn “Don’t shoot” in Arabic, French and English, was a semi-replica of 1 initially worn by journalists in Lebanon through the Israeli invasion of the nation in 1982.

Qasmi, who didn’t personal copyright for the phrase, advised Vogue Arabia: “I perceive what they’re doing. It’s about consumerism. But it surely’s a whole F-U to the area … I used that print to spotlight the plight of one thing occurring within the Center East. For Vetements to make use of it in such a flippant and provocative method; I don’t suppose they realise what these phrases imply to us Arabs.”


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