Khalid Al Qasimi leads a dual career: In his hometown of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, he is chairman of the local government’s urban planning council. But when in London, he is creative director of Qasimi—a rising menswear label whose collections make baby-pink overcoats and Bedouin striped linen trousers look not only tasteful, but ready-to-wear. You have two very different jobs. Does one ever inform the other? I studied architecture because I felt it was the pinnacle of a design education. Once you learn about structure, proportion and construction, you can view the body as a landscape. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Design High Desert: Kenesha Sneed Kenesha Sneed makes ceramics in her home studio that celebrate all things good about the Southern California life. Design Issue 50 Frama The creative company where community is more than just a mood board. Arts & Culture Design Kunio Maekawa A new exhibition at Kinfolk’s Case Study Room in Tokyo. Design Partnerships Through a Glass Lightly An experiment in transparency, in partnership with Marset. Design Issue 49 At Work With: Muller Van Severen How a home renovation birthed one of Europe’s most distinguished design duos. Design Fashion Issue 49 Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung An inquiry into costume design.