Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi with his sister Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah shared a series of photos and videos on his Instagram of Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, who passed away on July 1 in London.
Sheikh Khalid was buried at the Al Jubail Cemetery on July 3 in Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan took to Instagram and shared Sheikh Khalid’s photographs with family members.
The photos were from his childhood to his adulthood.
Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association, shared a couple of photographs of her late brother on Instagram. She wrote, “Rest in peace Beloved Brother Khalid ❤️ you will always be in our hearts ♥️”
Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi was a London-based fashion designer. He was born in Sharjah, UAE.
Sheikh Khalid learned from the lessons of life and experiences that his father experienced. He followed his father in building a unique identity for the emirate that combined heritage, modernity, culture and science.
Sheikh Khalid was the chairman of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council.
He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of nine. He was educated at Tonbridge School, where he was awarded an art scholarship upon entry, and went on to read French and Spanish at University College London, subsequently completing a degree in Architectural Studies at the Association School of Architecture (AA).
It was here, learning the craft of designing buildings, that he found his true vocation: designing clothes. He moved to Central Saint Martins, winning a place on the college’s prestigious BA Womenswear course, and launching his label “Qasimi” Homme several years later in 2008.
His brand “Qasimi” is centred around the idea of an urban nomad. It was founded in 2016, the brand is built upon four pillars: architecture, colour, military and messaging.
The UAE is in an official three-day mourning period since Tuesday; flags flew at half-mast.
Sharjah Police prayed to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in peace, and grant his family patience and solace.
The royal court has announced a three-day mourning in Sharjah.
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