Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi (fashion designer)
- This article is about the 21st-century fashion designer, not the 19th-century ruler of Sharjah.
Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi (Arabic: خالد بن سلطان القاسمي) is an Emirati fashion designer who is accredited as the founder of the Qasimi fashion label. He is best known for incorporating Arab elements in his male and female costume designs. Much of Al Qasimi's women's collection is inspired by the Gulf’s colourful jalabiya dresses. According to Al Qasimi, models should "resemble warriors walking out of a crypt and down the runway." His fashion brand has been showcased in numerous fashion hubs across the world, including London and Paris. Among some of the celebrities who have worn Qasimi outfits include Lady Gaga, Florence Welch and Cheryl Cole.
Awards and recognition
In 2004, Al Qasimi won two golden prizes in the competition of the First Arab-Euro Festival for Photography which was organised by the Arab Photographers Union in Europe under the theme of "History, technique and heritage."