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 18 Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, Snarkitecture The founders of the interior installation firm talk about reshaping spaces into shared experiences that invite audiences to step outside the norm. Design Issue 18 Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, Studio KO Although these French architects’ large-scale projects have taken them across multiple continents, they still maintain their studio’s esprit de corps. Design Issue 18 Petra Olsson Gendt and Tanja Vibe, All the Way to Paris The friends behind this Copenhagen-based design studio discuss positive cooperation and how every idea is worth putting up on the wall. Design Issue 18 Natasha Jen Over the past 15 years, this New York-based designer has come a complete, digitally rendered circle from aspiring intern to inspiring leader. Design Issue 15 The Community Entrepreneurs: The Connectors In our special section on Community Entrepreneurs, we focus on makers, store owners, food enthusiasts, do-gooders, educators and online communities.