The shadows of the cast walking behind the translucent sheet on set offered an ominous presence, which set the tone for the Qasimi SS18 presentation. With looks of intent explorers, models stormed onto the stage in a dusty colour palette wearing loose silhouettes, making us feel as if we were in a desert of nylon. “Yearning for simpler times in response to today’s bombardment of information and technology” Qasimi’s ‘FREEFALL’ collection was inspired by the Boudin tribes of the Middle East. The desert dwellers were clad in sun-baked hues of dusty pinks, yellows, oranges and khaki.

Using modern military parachute fabrics, the collection was a comfortable uniform that fused together traditional craftsmanship with modern tech. There were ruched detailing, drawstrings, two-way zips and pockets with an abundance of space. Cargo pants, lightweight bomber jackets and drawstring sacks were the accessory, which make us think that this is just as practical for the average London commuter as well as the nomadic tribes recalled in this presentation.

Words: Lizzie Griffin