Originally from Sharjah in United Arab Emirates, Khalid Al Qasimi moved to United Kingdom at the age of 9.
After graduating from Hispanic Studies and French literature at UCL, the designer then went onto studying architecture at the Architectural Association followed by fashion studies at Central St Martins.
The brand Qasimi began in 2008, featuring mostly Womenswear with a handful of Menswear pieces showing during London Fashion Week. Having been offered an opportunity to present collections as a part of the official schedule during Paris Menswear Week, QASIMI HOMME was debuted in June 2009. In Spring / Summer 2010, Womenswear line was put on hold for the time being.
Qasimi often draws his inspirations from Socio-political issues, architecture as well as contemporary art; creating garments for men that seek an attitude within the conventional clothing.