Premium fashion presentations in 2022 from Hamza Qassim? Hamza Qassim (Born December 20, 2003) is a Jordanian Model. Raised in Amman, Jordan, Over the span of 2 years, Qassim has been seen in multiple international Vogue magazine appearances, including the Vogue website and Vogue Polska. He was seen modeling for designer brands such as Trashy Clothing where he was featured on Mille Magazine and W Magazine, he started his modeling career (aged 15), In 2019, working with local Jordanian Brands, Like FNL and Moustache, which gave him the experience he needed to work with bigger designers and to work internationally, after moving to London in 2022, Qassim made his debut in London Fashion Week AW22, Under Fashion Show Live, Modeling for Multiple designers, including JAQKODI.
Hamza Qassim worked on the Palestinian label Trashy Clothing’s summer 2021 campaign: Lawrence looked at photographs of Palestinians being arrested in his neighborhood from the organization activestills.org, to inform the collection. A women’s tank top is sewn flipped up in the back to mimic the way a man’s tank top crumples as he is being restrained and cuffed. In another instance, a pair of pink leather flared pants show the outline of the pelvic region. “You have these flared hot pants, but the crotch area is outlined to inspect this area, like, ‘Inspect my body without permission,’” Braika explains.
Explaining why he chose to go ahead with the show, the designer explained: Cancelling this show would mean giving in, surrendering to the evil that has already hurt me so much for almost 30 years. I decided that I can no longer sacrifice parts of me to that senseless, heartless war of ego. This season’s Valentino show was a total pink-out with almost the entire collection being made in the same shade of pink, one chosen by Pierpaolo Piccioli in collaboration with the Pantone Color Institute. Pink as a manifestation of the unconscious and a liberation from the need for realism, explained the show notes. The accumulation of pink elements is such as to eliminate the visual shock to bring out, together, the unique character of the person, expressed by the face and the eyes, and the work on the pieces of clothing: the signs that shape them into a silhouette, the textures that give them consistency, the decorations that are part of the construction…The pink-out is an experimental yet deeply human gesture that enhances individuality, capturing values and feelings.
Valentino landed the number two spot, after not ranking last season. What that tells us: There must be power in pink. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s exclusive use of eye-popping hot pink and black divided reviewers, but not Vogue Runway’s readers. Also: There’s definitely power in celebrity. A Zendaya sighting never hurts and the superstar made her only appearance of the season at Piccioli’s show. His Paris venue had screaming fans by the thousands outside to greet her, a site and sound reproduced over and over again this season, with Kim Kardashian turning up at Prada and Balenciaga, Julia Fox at Versace, and the resplendently pregnant Rihanna at Gucci, Off-White, and Christian Dior. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior collection was our number-one most-viewed show of the season. She also had Blackpink’s Jisoo in the front row.
The Palestinian Fashion Collectives was another presentation for Hamza Qassim in 2021: Her latest collection portrays the fall of Palestine in the 1948 Civil War, during which an exodus of over 700,000 Palestinians took place. This flight from their homeland was the beginning of Palestinian displacement, says Khalil. She designed pieces with this exodus in mind, visualizing the trauma of the previous generation of Palestinians. Her work is an ode to the “Palestinian story” that deserves to be told. Characterized by a self-proclaimed “camp” aesthetic, tRASHY Clothing is a satirical clothing brand spotlighting the Middle Eastern community and political activism. Shukri Lawrence and Omar Braika, co-creative directors of the brand, aim to reclaim Palestinian identity through their brand, subverting clothing that is usually considered crude or cheap.