Khalid Qasimi‘s collections are always an exciting part of LFWM. Its political references are especially relevant in this current climate, and this show did not disappoint.

The catwalk was exciting right from the outset, as a wall-sized mirror faced the seats, adding more depth and space to the room, while also adding a 360-degree view of the models. The main focus of the show was its key print – checks. This collection focused on two families, gingham and madras. Found in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and across the states, Qasimi’s aim was to “unite this global print, making it relevant across the globe and uniting it, particularly due to last year’s political debacle”.

Checks in copper brown, mink, khaki, electric yellow, pine, slate and burgundy were placed on fabrics including thick-gauge cashmere knits, double-faced woven wool check, heavy cotton, twill, wool gabardine and alpaca curled wool on oversized silhouettes, showing just how capable this print is of catering to such a wide-range of needs.

The way in which Qasimi represents unity, through the use of diverse models and each collection’s focus, is what sets this brand apart from the rest.